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Lakhimpur Kheri Rape Case | Dalit family mourns daughters, demands death penalty

Locals in Tamoli Purwa village of Lakhimpur Kheri say that the family has lost everything

Locals in Tamoli Purwa village of Lakhimpur Kheri say that the family has lost everything

The Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh is once again making national headlines for the wrong reasons. Bodies of two teenage Dalit sisters found hanging From a tree in Nighasan police station area on Wednesday. The victim’s family has now demanded capital punishment. Accused of raping girls before killing them,

The brutal killing triggered widespread outrage and war of words with all opposition parties in the state targeting the BJP-led government for its failure on the law and order front.

Six people, including a local villager, Chhotu Gautam, and five others named Suhail, Hafizul Rehman, Junaid, Karimuddin and Arif from neighboring Lalpur village have been arrested on charges of rape and murder. A postmortem conducted at the Lakhimpur Kheri district hospital late on 14 September revealed that the girls had faced sexual violence prior to the murder.

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Hindu To get information about the horrific incident, visited the village of the victims Tamoli Purva. Maya Devi, the mother of the girls said, “Sentence the guilty to death.” The complaint was lodged by the mother, on which the police lodged an FIR at the Nighasan police station on Wednesday.

Contents of FIR accessed by Hindu Reads, “Three unidentified boys along with Chhotu (Chetaram’s son) came to my house from our village and started beating my daughters. When I (them) protested, one of them kicked me and forcibly took my daughters on the bike and ran away. After searching for several hours, the bodies of my daughters were found hanging from a tree in Ajay Singh’s field. The petitioner firmly believes that the two juveniles were raped before the murder.” The FIR has been registered under sections 302 (murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 452 (entry into a criminal house), 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 3 and 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses. POCSO) Act.

Mothers of girls who were allegedly raped and murdered in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh on September 14, 2022.

Mother of girls who were allegedly raped and murdered on 14 September 2022 in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh. photo credit: mayank kumar

The last rites of the girls, aged 15 and 17, were performed in a field near their house after the district administration assured their family members of all assistance and financial compensation from the UP government. The victim’s family was earlier reluctant to perform the last rites before their demands were met. Later on Thursday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to pay a compensation of ₹25 lakh, a house and agricultural land to the victim’s family.

speak with HinduUttam Kumar, the elder brother of the girls, said, “We want the six people to be given death sentence at the earliest and bulldozers should be used to destroy their homes.” The little girl was studying in the nearby Zilla Parishad Inter College. When asked how the girls are helping the family, 20-year-old Uttam, who works in a private factory in Delhi’s Anand Vihar area, replied, “Since my mother’s uterus operation, they both take care of the family. and whoever was helping. possible.”

Uttam has been working to support the family financially in New Delhi for three years as the only earning member before him is his father Rampal, who works as a laborer and farms in one. bigha family-owned territory. The Dalit family lives in a two-room house that is not fully built and is connected to the state highway by a road to the village of Kachcha. After the incident, some policemen have been deployed outside the house to maintain law and order on behalf of the district administration.

Local people outraged by the incident

There is a lot of outrage among the local villagers after the incident. He said, ‘What happened is very disturbing, the culprits should be hanged. The families of the victims have lost everything,” said Ramesh, a local.

According to the police, the house of accused Chhotu, who introduced the girls to the three other accused, is hardly 50 meters away from the victim’s house. “My husband is innocent and he has been falsely implicated in the case. He was at a function organized by our relative at the time of the incident,” said Chhotu’s wife Sarojini. Hindu, Asked if she had any dispute with the victim’s family, she replied, “I don’t know why my husband has been implicated in the case, we have no enmity with anyone.” Sarojini married Chotu six years ago.

The opposition is constantly criticizing the Yogi Adityanath government for women’s safety.

Several political leaders, including its leader in the state assembly and a Congress delegation led by Rampur Khas MLA Aradhana Mishra, visited the victim’s family on Friday, demanding strict action against the culprits and requesting the UP government to increase the financial compensation. . Up to ₹ 1 crore. Local BJP MLA Shashank Verma also reached to meet the bereaved family.

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Other top opposition leaders of the state have taken Taunt on Yogi Adityanath-led government, alleged that the gruesome incident shows the failure of the state government. Former UP CM and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said, “The caste-based oppression under the BJP rule is forcing Dalit families to migrate. The truth is that the lives of the innocent are completely unsafe under the BJP government and the criminal elements are fearless. People are suffering from this condition. The BJP’s claim of making Uttar Pradesh crime-free is completely hollow, while the truth is just the opposite. The reality is that there is anarchy in Uttar Pradesh under the BJP rule.

Lakhimpur Kheri district, located at a distance of about 140 km from state capital Lucknow, has been in the news for several cases of crime against women over the years. In August 2020, a case of rape and murder of minor girls below the age of four came to light from the district.

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