UP Police Arrests 6 Accused Of Rape & Murder Of Dalit Sisters
- The UP Police today arrested 6 men for allegedly raping and murdering two Dalit sisters.
- UP Police has filed an FIR under Indian Penal Code, Section 302, 376, 323, and 452.
- The two sisters, aged 15 and 17 years were found hanging from a tree on Wednesday.
Lakhimpur Kheri: The Uttar Pradesh Police today arrested six men for allegedly raping and murdering two Dalit sisters at a village in Lakhimpur Kheri district. The two sisters, aged 15 and 17 years were found hanging from a tree on Wednesday and the family had alleged that three persons from a nearby village had abducted them.
The Superintendent of Police, Lakhimpur said that the accused persons have been identified as Chotu, Junaid, Sohail, Hafizul, Karimuddin, and Arif. He further added that Junaid was taken into custody after a gunfight in which he was shot at leg.
The District Police chief Sanjeev Suman revealed that the girls were taken to a sugarcane field and raped by Suhail and Junaid. The girls were not kidnapped but went willingly with the men on their bokes as they knew Suhail and Junaid before.
The UP Police has filed an FIR under Indian Penal Code, Section 302 (murder), 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), and 452 (house trespass after preparation of assault). Also, provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act shall be applicable.