In a spine-chilling incident, a two-and-a-half-year-old minor girl was brutally murdered in Aligarh over a loan of Rs 10,000 and her body was found mutilated. The accused who killed the minor had been accused of raping his own daughter five years ago, the Aligarh police officer said.
According to a report in Indian Express, the man was accused of raping his daughter in 2014 on the basis of a complaint filed by a relative. However, he was granted bail some months later.
SSP #Aligarh on murder of 2.5 years old girl: 4 people including main accused Zahid & his wife arrested. Body was wrapped in a cloth belonging to Zahid's wife. We've met victim family and they've demanded that the accused should be hanged till death. Charge-sheet to be filed pic.twitter.com/hGek7wrQLe— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 8, 2019
The half-decomposed body of the two-and-a-half-year-old girl was found in a garbage dump three days after she was reported missing by her family in Tappal township. The FIR has revealed the negligence of the police as the complaint was filed 30 hours after the minor went missing.
The accused - Zahid and Aslam - have confessed to killing the girl after her father failed to return Rs 12,000 he had borrowed from them, police sources said. Security has been tightened after tension prevailed in the area.
The Women and Child Development minister Smriti Irani said that she is in touch with the state government regarding the minor murder case. Irani also requested people to not reveal the identity of the minor girl.
The apex child rights body has sought an inquiry report from the senior superintendent of police of Aligarh on the alleged killing of a three-year-old girl, whose body was found in a garbage dump. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairperson Priyank Kanoongo spoke to SSP Akash Kulhari on Friday and asked him to take necessary action.