New Delhi: Police have taken four people into custody for the murder of two minor sisters in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh. News agency ANI quoted Lakhimpur Kheri Additional SP Arun Kumar Singh as saying that “four accused in the case have been taken into custody. Inquiries are being made.”
Bodies were found hanging from the tree
On Wednesday, the bodies of two minor sisters were found hanging from a tree under suspicious circumstances in Nighasan area of Lakhimpur. This area is just at a short distance from the Nepal border. The families of the deceased alleged that their daughters were raped and then murdered.
They also blocked the Nighasan road by keeping both the dead bodies and demanded an inquiry. IG Range Laxmi Singh reached the spot and registered an FIR in the matter. The bodies of the victims have been sent for post-mortem to ascertain the exact cause of death. Videography of the entire matter is being done. The family has accused two persons behind the incident and demanded their immediate arrest.
Allegations of the mother of the deceased
According to the mother of the deceased, she was sitting outside the house with her two daughters aged 15 years and 17 years. When she went inside the house for a while, 3 youths riding on bikes arrived. Two out of the three men dragged the daughters and made them sit on the bike and fled from the spot. After that the bodies of these two girls were found hanging from the tree.
#UPDATE | Uttar Pradesh: "Four accused in the matter have been taken into custody. Interrogation is underway," said Additional SP Arun Kumar Singh, Lakhimpur Kheri, after bodies of 2 girls were found hanging from a tree.
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) September 15, 2022
Every aspect will be examined
UP ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said that the police team has reached the spot to establish the sequence of events. The bodies of two sisters were found hanging on a tree at some distance from their house in Lakhimpur. The bodies were sent for postmortem. The post-mortem is being recorded on video. A case will be registered based on the complaint received from the family members. Every aspect will be examined.
Opposition attacks Yogi-government
The ruckus started after the death of both the sisters. Samajwadi Party attacked the government by tweeting. The Samajwadi Party said in a Tweet- Truth of UP CM who made hollow claims about women’s safety! The bodies of two minor Dalit sisters were found hanging from a tree in Lakhimpur Kheri. In Yogi government, goons are harassing mothers and sisters every day, very shameful! The government should get the matter investigated, the culprits should get the harshest punishment.”
महिला सुरक्षा को लेकर खोखले दावे करने वाले यूपी के मुख्यमंत्री की सच्चाई!
लखीमपुर खीरी में दो नाबालिग दलित बहनों का शव पेड़ से लटकता मिला।
योगी सरकार में गुंडे रोज़ कर रहे माताओं बहनों का उत्पीड़न, बेहद शर्मनाक!
मामले की जांच कराए सरकार, दोषियों को मिले कठोरतम सज़ा। pic.twitter.com/483uYg9gwz
— Samajwadi Party (@samajwadiparty) September 14, 2022
On this incident, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi tweeted and said – The incident of murder of two sisters in Lakhimpur (UP) is heart-wrenching. The relatives say that those girls were abducted in broad daylight. Giving false advertisements in newspapers and TV every day does not improve law and order. After all, why are heinous crimes against women increasing in UP?
The incident of killing of two sisters in Lakhimpur (UP) is heartbreaking. The relatives say that those girls were abducted in broad daylight. Giving false advertisements in newspapers and TV every day does not improve law and order. After all, why are heinous crimes against women increasing in UP?
लखीमपुर (उप्र) में दो बहनों की हत्या की घटना दिल दहलाने वाली है। परिजनों का कहना है कि उन लड़कियों का दिनदहाड़े अपहरण किया गया था।
रोज अखबारों व टीवी में झूठे विज्ञापन देने से कानून व्यवस्था अच्छी नहीं हो जाती।आखिर उप्र में महिलाओं के खिलाफ जघन्य अपराध क्यों बढ़ते जा रहे हैं? pic.twitter.com/A1K3xvfeUI
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) September 14, 2022
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “The kidnapping and murder of two minor Dalit sisters in Lakhimpur in broad daylight is a very disturbing incident. Women’s safety cannot even be expected from those who get the rapists released and respect them. We have to create a safe environment in the country for our sisters and girls.”
लखीमपुर में दिन-दहाड़े, दो नाबालिग दलित बहनों के अपहरण के बाद उनकी हत्या, बेहद विचलित करने वाली घटना है।
बलात्कारियों को रिहा करवाने और उनका सम्मान करने वालों से महिला सुरक्षा की उम्मीद की भी नहीं जा सकती।
हमें अपनी बहनों-बच्चियों के लिए देश में एक सुरक्षित माहौल बनाना ही होगा।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 15, 2022
At the same time, the Congress party has tweeted that, “The incident in Lakhimpur, UP is heart-wrenching. The bodies of two sisters were found hanging from a tree. Family members say that the girls were kidnapped and later their bodies were found. ‘UP No 1’ in crime against women. The government tat beats the drum of law and order and should wake up and give security to women.”
यूपी के लखीमपुर में हुई घटना दिल दहलाने वाली है। दो बहनों की लाश पेड़ से लटकी मिली।
परिजनों का कहना है कि लड़कियों को अगवा कर ले जाया गया और बाद में उनकी लाश मिली।
महिलाओं के खिलाफ अपराध में 'यूपी नंबर 1' है। कानून व्यवस्था का ढोल पीटने वाली सरकार जागे और महिलाओं को सुरक्षा दे। pic.twitter.com/zUnxAqyDt0
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 14, 2022