LAKHIMPUR KHERI A particular Safety of Youngsters from Sexual Offences (Pocso) court docket on Friday convicted 4 out of the six accused in reference to the rape and murder of two Dalit sisters in 2022 in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh.
Separate verdicts shall be introduced for the opposite two juvenile accused, a public prosecutor mentioned.
On September 14, 2022, the our bodies of the 2 sisters – aged 17 and 15 – had been discovered hanging from a tree in their village in the district. Their members of the family had alleged that each had been kidnapped from outdoors their home three hours earlier than their our bodies had been recovered.
Police had mentioned the accused raped and strangled the sisters earlier than hanging their our bodies from a tree to make it appear as if a suicide case. An FIR was registered beneath the Indian Penal Code and Pocso Act in the case on the identical day and 6 folks had been arrested on September 15.
Particular public prosecutor Brijesh Pandey mentioned that the quantum of punishment shall be pronounced on August 14. “…extra district decide, particular Pocso court docket, Rahul Singh held all 4 — Mohd Junaid (19), Sunil Kumar (22) Karimuddin (21) and Mohd Arif (24) — responsible ,” he mentioned. “The judgment on the function of 1 minor accused – above 16 years of age – shall be pronounced later and trial of sixth accused – who’s beneath 16 years of age – is being held earlier than the Juvenile Justice Board,” he added.