NCPCR takes note of Lakhimpur’s rape and murder; “Will ensure capital punishment for the accused”

A day after two underage Dalit sisters were found hanging from a tree in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh, the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) became aware. Speaking to the media, NCPCR Chairman Priyank Kanoongo said it was a ‘horrendous act’ and there should be ‘no place in society’ for the accused in this case.

The NCPCR Chairman informed that he has already had a conversation with the UP State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights. Kanoongo said, “The member of the State Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights will visit the families of the victims. With them, two members of the NCPCR will meet the mother and father of the girls on Monday, September 19. The combined efforts of the two bodies will be to ensure that the hearing takes place in an expedited court and that the death penalty is imposed on the accused.”

Lakhimpur Kheri rape and murder case

The two sisters were found hanging from a tree in a sugarcane field about a kilometer from their home within the confines of Nighasan police station. The post-mortem report said the cause of death of the girls, aged 17 and 15, was ‘asphyxiation due to ante-mortem strangulation’. In addition, the report mentions “injuries to the genitals”, confirming the rape before the minors were hanged to death.

Her mother accused young people from the nearby village of abducting, raping and killing them. Based on his complaint, the police filed a complaint under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act and Sections 302 (murder), 323 (punishment for willfully injuring), 376 (gang rape) and 452 of the Indian Penal Code.

“Within 24 hours, all of the defendants – Chotu, Junaid, Sohail, Hafizul, Karimuddin and Arif – have been arrested,” UP ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar told a press briefing. . Kumar added that they were ruled by the government led by Yogi Adityanath in accordance with his policies towards women and crimes against women. Furthermore, he called on everyone to show sensitivity towards the victims and their loved ones by considering them as their mothers, daughters and children.

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