Lakhimpur Kheri: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party over the alleged murder of two sisters in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district, saying women should be protected from those who respect and release rapists. That cannot be expected. “The murder of two minor Dalit sisters after kidnapping in broad daylight in Lakhimpur is a very disturbing incident,” he tweeted. Without naming the BJP, Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at the BJP and said, “Women’s safety cannot even be expected from those who honor and release rapists. We have to create a safe environment in the country for our sisters and girls. ” .”
six accused arrested
The bodies of two sisters belonging to the Dalit community were found hanging from a tree in Lakhimpur Kheri. The family members claim that both girls were abducted. The police have arrested six accused in this case. Lakhimpur Kheri Superintendent of Police (SP) Sanjeev Suman confirmed the arrest in a press conference. “We have arrested Junaid, Sohail, Hafizur Rehman, Karimuddin, Arif and Chhotu during the overnight search following the incident,” he said. The SP alleged that Junaid and Sohail had a love affair with both the deceased sisters. He said, “According to the preliminary investigation, both the sisters had left their house on Wednesday afternoon on the orders of Junaid and Sohail. Hafizur Rehman was also present along with Junaid and Sohail.
Junaid and Sohail confessed to the crime
Junaid and Sohail have confessed that they strangled both the girls after raping them.” Suman said, “Junaid and Sohail called Karimuddin and Arif to dispose of the bodies. Later they decided to hang the bodies of both the sisters on a tree to mark it as a case of suicide.” According to the SP, the postmortem of the dead is being done at the hospital. He said everything is being done with the consent of the relatives of the deceased sisters The bodies of both Dalit sisters were found hanging from a tree in a sugarcane field, about a kilometer from their house, in Nighasan police station area of Lakhimpur Kheri on Wednesday evening.
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