Updated: Oct 25, 2020
BAREILLY: A 15-year-old Dalit girl, a student of Class VII, whose body was found dumped in a field under Tanda police station in Rampur on October 20, was “strangled” by her 20-year-old “lover” after she refused to elope with him, disclosed police after they arrested the accused.
Police said the accused, Irfan, first asked the girl to come out of her house in the dead of the night and then forced her to elope with him. “The accused tried to convince the girl to elope with him, but she refused. He, then, in a fit of rage strangled her with the help of his friend. His friend is still absconding. Further interrogation is underway,” said Rampur superintendent of police Shogun Gautam.
Based on a complaint lodged by her family, The accused was booked under sections 302 (punishment for murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of the offence, or giving false information to screen offender) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Tanda SHO Madhav Singh Bisht said, “The accused had a love affair with the girl whom he had called to meet him outside her house on the night of October 19 before he killed her.”
The autopsy report confirmed the cause of death as strangulation, added police.