Northeast India’s Only English and Hindi Satellite News Channel

Uttar Pradesh: 2 Dalit sisters raped before murdered, post-mortem reveals

Meanwhile, we have reactions from Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on the matter.

A day after two minor Dalit sisters were found hanging from a tree in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district, police today said that they were allegedly raped and strangled before being hanged.

They added, that six accused were arrested and charged under sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO). One of the accused was caught following an encounter, they added.

The police identified the six accused as Chotu, Junaid, Suhail, Hafizul Rehman, Karimuddin and Arif.

Meanwhile, we have reactions from Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on the matter.

It may be mentioned here that the bodies of the two minors aged around 15 and 17 years, belonging to the scheduled caste community were found hanging from a tree under the Nighasan police station limits of Lakhimpur Kheri district last evening.

Local villagers and the girl’s family accused three men of rape and murder and staged a demonstration at the Nighasan crossing, a few kilometres from the village.

Lucknow range inspector general of police Laxmi Singh and Lakhimpur Kheri superintendent of police Sanjiv Suman rushed to the protest site and assured the villagers that strict action will be taken against the accused and urged the villagers to call off their road-block and cooperate with the post-mortem examination.

Locals said the bodies of the two girls were found hanging from a tree at Tamolia-purwa village in a sugarcane field with a scarf.

The mother of the girls alleged that three youngsters from the neighbouring village on a bike abducted the two girls from near a hutment while the two sisters were cutting fodder.

(Visited 9 times, 2 visits today)

First Published: 15th September, 2022 18:42 IST



Andhra Pradesh: Doctor, his 2 Children die in hospital fire in Tirupati

In a tragic incident, a doctor and his two children died in a fire accident that took place in Tamil Nadu’s Tirupati district today. An investigation probed into the matter and it revealed that the fire incident had been caused by a short circuit. According to sources, the Inspector of Renigunta Police said that the […]

25th September 2022
India loses Comedy’s Shining Star Raju Srivastav

The news about his demise was confirmed by his family. The 58-year-old stand-up comedian was admitted to AIIMS on August 10.

21st September 2022
Minor girl gang-raped by 6 in Madhya Pradesh

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by six persons, who thrashed her after committing the crime necessitating hospitalisation in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday. Two of the accused persons are minor boys. According to reports the incident took place in the Naigarhi police station area, about 70 kilometres from the Rewa district headquarters. As per reports, three persons have been […]

19th September 2022
Gujarat courts sentenced 50 people to death this year till Aug : Reports

Gujarat has seen a substantial increase in trial courts imposing capital penalty, with 50 persons sentenced to death this year till August, compared to 46 between 2006 and 2021, as per data available with courts in the state.In February 2022, a special court sentenced to death 38 convicts in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial explosion case , significantly increasing the number of persons sentenced to death by trial courts in the state this year.In a series of bombs that blasted through Ahmedabad in 2008, 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured. In addition to this case, trial courts in several cities sentenced prisoners to death in cases of rape and murder of minors reported under the Protection of Children for Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. Only in one of these cases, at a court […]

19th September 2022
BJP takes out ‘Nabanna Cholo’ march against corruption by TMC in WB

Notably, the West Bengal Police has denied permission for the saffron party's 'Nabanna Abhiyan' march to the State secretariat.

13th September 2022