A particular Pocso (Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences) courtroom in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on Friday convicted 4 of the six accused in the case associated to the murder and gangrape of two minor Dalit sisters.
The sisters, aged 15 and 17 years, have been kidnapped from their home in September final yr. They have been gang-raped and killed in a village beneath Nighasan police station limits on September 14, 2022.
Following the incident, a particular investigation workforce (SIT) was fashioned headed by a deputy superintendent of police and a case of murder, rape, SC/ST Act and others was registered. In an in a single day operation, Kheri police nabbed six accused.
Particular public prosecutor Brijesh Pandey knowledgeable that the designated courtroom for instances associated to the Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) had mounted August 14 because the date for the pronouncement of the sentence.
He mentioned that judgement on the position of 1 minor accused, who’s above 16 years of age, might be pronounced later by the courtroom.
Moreover, the trial of the sixth accused, who’s beneath 16 years of age, is being held individually earlier than the Juvenile Justice Board, he added.
Pandey mentioned the courtroom convicted two accused – Junaid and Sunil alias Chhotu beneath Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 363 (kidnapping of minors), 376-D (gangrape of lady beneath 16 years of age), 302 (murder), 323 (voluntarily inflicting damage), 452 (home trespass after preparation for damage), 201 (inflicting disappearance of proof associated to crime) and Part 34 for committing crime with widespread intention. They have been additionally held responsible beneath Part 5G/6 of the Pocso Act (penetrative gang rape with a baby and aggravated penetrative sexual assault).
Nonetheless, the opposite two accused – Karimuddun and Arif have been convicted beneath IPC Part 201 (inflicting disappearance of proof associated to the crime). All 4 have been held responsible by the extra district choose Rahul Singh, particular Pocso courtroom, Pandey mentioned.
The 2 sisters have been strangled to dying after a gangrape in a village beneath Nigashan Kotwali police station limits on September 14, 2022. Their our bodies have been discovered hanging from a tree in a sugarcane area, practically one kilometre from their home.
The police had arrested six individuals, together with Sunil alias Chhotu, who was recognized by the ladies’ mom in her criticism to the police. She talked about in the primary info report that Sunil, together with three different unidentified individuals, had dedicated the crime.
The police later discovered the involvement of Junaid, Asif and Karimuddin and two minors in the crime.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath condemned the incident and expressed grief. He additionally introduced ex-gratia of ₹25 lakh and a pucca home for the aggrieved household moreover assuring a fast-track trial in the case. The investigation was accomplished inside 15 days and the chargesheet was filed on September 28, 2022.