A 23-year-old Dalit man has been arrested within the case involving the homicide of a Dalit household in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj. The native police declare that he carried out the murders together with unidentified accomplices. The police additionally mentioned the daughter, who was raped and killed, was not a minor and the Sections of the POCSO Act are being faraway from the case
The police mentioned the person, whom they’ve arrested, lives in a brick kiln behind the victims’ home. He was harassing the younger girl.
The our bodies of the household of 4 have been discovered at their dwelling on Thursday morning. The Police mentioned they have been attacked with a pointy weapon. The woman’s physique was present in a room inside the home, the opposite three our bodies have been discovered within the courtyard
A senior police official in Prayagraj, Prem Prakash, tweeted particulars of the recent arrest, saying the title of the 23-year-old was Pawan Saroj and that he had despatched a “I hate you” message to the girl hours earlier than her dying.
The girl, born in 1996, was a promising scholar, he mentioned in one other tweet. “She was getting ready for varied exams after graduating diploma from an area college,” the tweet learn.
The relations of the household suspected that the murders have been dedicated by a neighbouring household, concerned in a property-related dispute with the victims. The alleged assailants household belonged to the so-called higher castes.
After they lodged a grievance, 8 individuals from the higher caste household have been arrested. The police mentioned they’re but to seek out any proof implicating this household. Investigations towards them are nonetheless on.
A relative of the victims had alleged that the police have been attempting to power a compromise between the 2 households within the land dispute case.
“The police have been forcing the homicide victims to compromise. Sushil Kumar (a police constable) used to return to us and strain us to compromise. The police used to take a seat at their (accused) houses. The native inspector additionally advised us to compromise,” the member of the family had advised the media.