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4 eunuchs held for ‘killing’ woman

Police have arrested four eunuchs for allegedly causing death of an elderly woman who denied to fulfil their demand of Rs 5,100 as gift after the marriage of her son in a village,about three kilometres away from Shamli town.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow |
August 14, 2012 6:28:34 am

Police have arrested four eunuchs for allegedly causing death of an elderly woman who denied to fulfil their demand of Rs 5,100 as gift after the marriage of her son in a village,about three kilometres away from Shamli town.

According to police,the incident took place on Saturday morning when four eunuchs — Raju alias Anjali,Javed alias Hini,Jani and Yousuf — came to the house of Sahendra Singh,a farmer in Sambhalka village of Shamli district. They demanded Rs 5,100 as gift from Singh’s wife Kamla (61) as her son had got married in February this year. The eunuchs persisted with their demand saying they had also not received any gift on the birth of a child of Kamla’s another son four months ago,police said.

As per the police,when Kamla refused to pay the money,the eunuchs started to beating her up and one of the eunuch hit her on the head which caused her ear to bleed.

Station Officer,Shamli,Veerpal Singh said Kamla,without realising about the injury,went inside her house to bring the money to give to the eunuchs. Once inside her room,she felt dizziness and lied on the bed. After finding that she was lying motionless on the bed,the neighbours and her husband carried her to a hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

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Singh said it seems that the Kamla suffered a heart attack as the eunuchs started to beat her up,adding that the police had not yet received the post-mortem report to know the exact cause of death. Singh added that Kamla’s husband was at home when the incident took place but he could not notice the fight between his wife and eunuchs as everything happened suddenly.

Police have lodged an FIR under various Sections of IPC,including 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) at Kotwali police station. The four eunuchs were caught by the villagers after Kamla’s death and handed over to the police.

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