New Delhi: Two Dalit teenage sisters were found hanging from a tree in a sugarcane field on Wednesday (September 14, 2022) in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, police said. The bodies were found hanging from a tree in Lalpur Majra Tamoli Purwa village of Nighasan police station area of Lakhimpur Kheri district. Lucknow range IG Laxmi Singh told reporters that no injury was found on his body and the exact cause of death would be ascertained after the postmortem.
However, the family of the two girls have alleged that they were murdered and three youths from the neighboring village have been accused of kidnapping and murder. Villagers also demonstrated at Nighasan Cross to protest the alleged killings.
“The bodies of two girls were found hanging from a tree in a field outside a village in Lakhimpur Kheri. No injuries were found on the bodies. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem and the report is awaited. Other things will be done after the post. Detection will be carried out. -Mother-mortem. We will try to expedite the investigation,” Lucknow Range Inspector General of Police (IG) Laxmi Singh told news agency ANI.
Heavy police force has now been deployed in the village to ensure law and order.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacked the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over the “increasing” crimes against women in the state and compared the twin deaths with the Hathras gang rape and murder. Of.
Two Dalit sisters were kidnapped and killed in Nighasan police station area. Their father’s allegation on the police is very serious that he did ‘panchnama’ and post-mortem without the consent of the family. After farmers in Lakhimpur, now Dalits are being killed. Now the murder of ‘Hathras’ daughter is repeated, Akhilesh Yadav said.
Nighana police did this.
Earlier in 2020, a 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four upper caste men in Hathras. He later died on 29 September at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. The victim was cremated at night near her house on September 30 and her family had alleged that the local police forced them to perform her last rites in a hurry. However, local police officials said that the last rites were performed as per the wishes of the family.
“The killing of two sisters in Lakhimpur is heart-wrenching. The family says the girls were abducted in broad daylight. Giving false advertisements in newspapers and TV every day does not improve law and order in the state. Why are they heinous? Crime against women increasing in Uttar Pradesh? When will the government wake up?
When will the government wake up? — Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) September 14, 2022
(with agency input)