The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday removed Jalaun SP Rakesh Shankar and suspended three police officers hours after protests by locals in Orai turned violent over the killing of two teenage sisters, who had gone missing earlier this week.
A group of people clashed with policemen and pelted stones at them alleging negligent approach of the police in solving the case.
According to the police, the two sisters — Neetu (16) and Vaishali (14) — had left their home on Wednesday night after allegedly giving some sedative substance to their family members. The family later lodged a missing complaint with the police in which they accused Gaurav Chaturvedi, a youth from nearby Kuthaundh town, of kidnapping the sisters.
On Saturday, the decomposed bodies of two girls were found in a sack in a drain near Atrakala village in Churkhi police station area of Jalaun district. The bodies were later identified as of Neetu and Vaishali by their mother.
DIG (Jhansi Range) Prashant Kumar said the locals protested as the youth accused of kidnapping the girls was not arrested by the police. Orai Kotwali station house officer, sub-inspector who was investigating the case and the station officer of Kuthaundh have been suspended, said the official.
Meanwhile, Additional SP of Jalaun, Lallan Singh, said police teams have been conducting raids to arrest those named in the FIR.