A day after two people were arrested for the alleged murder of a three-year-old girl in Aligarh, the National Security Act was invoked against them. Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Police formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case and sent the forensic samples to a laboratory in Agra for further examination.
The child was allegedly killed and her hand chopped in a money dispute that her father had with the accused. The accused are residents of Aligarh.
Bring the killers to justice: Rahul Gandhi
Congress president Rahul Gandhi asked the Uttar Pradesh Police to “bring the killers to justice”, while party’s general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, reacted calling it an “inhuman crime.”
“The horrific murder of a little girl in Aligarh, UP has shocked and disturbed me. How can any human being treat a child with such brutality? This terrible crime must not go unpunished. The UP police must act swiftly to bring the killers to justice,” Rahul said before leaving for his trip to Kerala.
Priyanka tweeted, “The brutal murder in Aligarh is yet another inhuman, unspeakable crime against an innocent child. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain her parents must feel. What has become of us?”
Last Friday, an FIR for kidnapping was registered after the girl went missing from outside her relative’s house. On Sunday, her partially decomposed body was found in a pile of garbage 50-60 metres from her house.
The postmortem report revealed that the girl died of strangulation. “In the postmortem report there was no sign of any kind of sexual assault. No trace of acid was found, and contrary to what some social media posts claim, her eyes were not gouged out. As per the postmortem report she was strangled to death,” said Aligarh SSP Akash Kulhary.
The SSP added that the killing had no communal angle and there was no tension in the area.
Child right body seeks report
Meanwhile, the apex child rights body has sought an inquiry report from the senior superintendent of police of Aligarh on the alleged murder, news agency PTI reported.
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairperson Priyank Kanoongo spoke to SSP and asked him to take necessary action. It has also asked for a fact-finding inquiry report from Kulhari.