LAKHIMPUR KHERI, Sep. 15, 2022 (TBINN)
Six men were arrested today after bodies of two Dalit teenage sisters, hanging from a tree in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri District, drew public outrage. According to sources, the accused have admitted to murdering the girls after rape.
The accused have been identified as Chotu, Junaid, Sohail, Hafizul, Karimuddin and Arif. Lakhimpur Kheri’s S.P. Sanjeev Suman said that Junaid was nabbed after an encounter, where he was shot in his leg.
Further The Bharat India has come to know that the main accused, Chotu, had introduced the sisters to other three accused. One of the accused wanted to marry one of the sisters, they added. Meanwhile, police, denied kidnapping theory and said that the sisters went on their own.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Police revealed that two teenage sisters were found hanging from a tree in a sugarcane field located about a kilometre away from their house in Nighasan Police Station of District Lakhimpur Kheri.
As soon as the news broke, political reactions began pouring in. Samajwadi Party’s chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacked Uttar Pradesh Government over increasing crimes against women in the state and compared the twin deaths with the Hathras gang-rape and murder.