Dalit minor girl murdered in Unnao; family alleges rape

Dalit minor girl murdered in Unnao; family alleges rape


In a sensational killing in Unnao, the body of a 12-year-old Dalit girl, missing since Sunday night, was recovered on the railway tracks on Monday.

The girl was bludgeoned to death with a brick.

The mother, however, alleged that the girl was also raped and lodged a report against five members of a family who are absconding.

Reports said that the girl residing in Bangarmau area of Unnao was playing outside her home on Sunday night. When she did not return, her mother launched a search for her and also informed Dial 112 about her disappearance.

Finally, after a night-long search, the body of the girl was found lying on a railway tracks, 300 metres away from her home on Monday morning.

Some bricks stained with blood were also found lying near the body, indicating that she was bludgeoned to death at the same place.

The victim’s mother later lodged a report against five members of a family living in the same locality and alleged that they killed her daughter after rape.

Superintendent of Police of Unnao, Shashi Shekhar, said that a case of murder and under SC, ST Act was registered and rape charges would be included if confirmed in the autopsy.

He said that the killing probably took place over enmity of the family with their neighbours who were absconding. He said that the victim’s father had eloped with a widow residing in the same village and since then her in-laws were having enmity with the victim’s family and it was possible that to avenge that incident, the family killed the girl. The SP said that further investigations were on in the case.

Meanwhile, in Najibabad, a man hailing from Bijnor killed his sister’s lover by slitting his throat and threw the body into the drain.

The incident from the Kotkadar village of Najibabad came to light on Sunday when a man named Iqbal Singh informed the police that his son’s body had been found in the drain. He revealed that a man named Nazim had called him, after which he found the body.

The police reached the spot and recovered the body from the drain.

The autopsy revealed that the victim’s throat was slit with a sharp weapon before he was thrown into the drain.

According to Superintendent of Police Dr Dharamvir Singh, during interrogation, accused Nazim said that the deceased was in love with his sister, which he had protested many times. Nazim said he tried to persuade his sister’s lover to leave her alone but he was constantly increasing contact with her and he did not like this.

Courtesy : Dailypioneer

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