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Uttar Pradesh: Panchayat orders ‘rapist’ to be burnt alive

Etawah ASP Rishipal Singh was unaware of the decision.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: May 14, 2013 3:29:37 am

The Kusaili village panchayat of Etawah district has announced that they would burn a man allegedly involved in the gangrape of a minor girl. The accused,who belongs to the same village,is absconding.

The panchayat was held on Sunday after a case of gangrape and illegal detention of the victim was lodged at the police station. The girl’s parents and parents of two of the accused,Sukhbir Singh Yadav and Shiv Kumar Katheriya,were present during the panchayat’s meeting. Arjun Singh Yadav of the panchayat said that it was decided that Sukhbir will be set afire by villagers when caught. Etawah ASP Rishipal Singh was unaware of the decision.

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