New Delhi:On Sunday, stray dogs appearing to carry human body parts alerted the police in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh to a horrific crime. A search revealed the mutilated body of a two-year-old girl, whose family had reported her missing two days before, on May 31.
A two-and-a-half-year-old girl was strangled to death and her eyes gouged out after her parents allegedly failed to repay a loan of Rs 10,000 in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh, police have said, adding that two accused have been arrested.Police also denied reports of rape, saying a team of doctors had been constituted to conduct a post-mortem examination. “A case of kidnapping was registered on May 31. The accused have been arrested and they have confessed to the crime. It was a case of personal enmity but there is no sign of rape. The minor was strangled to death and her eyes were gouged out. The accused are in jail now,” Akash Kulhari, SSP Aligarh, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“We are proceeding with it as an NSA case, we will try to get it to a fast track court. There is no mention of rape or acid in the postmortem report. Five police officials have been suspended,” Aligarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Akash Kulhary said.
A day after two people were arrested in the gruesome killing of a three-year-old girl in Aligarh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi asked the UP Police to “bring the killers to justice.”
“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.