Six people have been detained in connection with the deaths of two UP sisters; one of the suspects was wounded in the leg during the exchange

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Six people have been detained in connection with the death of two young sisters who belonged to the scheduled caste community and were discovered hanging from a tree on Wednesday night within the boundaries of the Nighasan police station in the Lakhimpur Kheri district.

Five young people from a neighbouring hamlet and one local villager, Chhotu Gautam, according to SP Lakhimpur Kheri Sanjiv Suman, have been detained in connection with the case. The five additional individuals were named as Lalpur village residents Junaid, Sohail, Hafezul Rehman, Karimudeen, and Adil. The police official who briefed the media on the arrests and the series of events claimed that Sohail and Hafeezul Rehaman raped and killed the girls while Chhotu served as a facilitator. The girls had a relationship with Junaid and Sohail, according to the authorities.

Kareemudeen and Adil, the other two defendants, assisted the other three in disposing of the bodies.

According to reports, during the police interaction, Junaid was wounded in the right leg as retaliation.

Even more SP As previously stated by Arun Kumar Singh, Chhotu and three other unnamed youngsters have all been charged with violating sections 302 (murder), 323 (voluntarily causing bodily harm), 452 (criminal house trespass), and 376 of the Indian Penal Code (for rape). Additionally included are Sections 3 and 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. According to Singh, the FIR was filed based on the mother of the girls’ complaints and the timeline of events she described.

Three men were accused of kidnapping and killing the girls, and nearby villagers and the girls’ relatives mounted a protest at the Nighasan bridge. The mother of the girls claims that when the two sisters were cutting fodder beside a hutment, the two girls were kidnapped by three kids from the next hamlet on a bike.

The opposition leaders criticised the Uttar Pradesh administration harshly over the deaths of two young sisters. Inquiring about the cause of the “rise in terrible crimes against women” in UP, Congress national secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra claimed that “false advertisements in newspapers and TV” do not enhance the state of law and order.

“The murder of two sisters in Lakhimpur (UP) is a heartbreaking occurrence. She tweeted in Hindi, “The relatives claim that those girls were stolen in broad daylight.

“Regularly running deceptive advertisements in newspapers and on television has no positive impact on law and order. After all, why is UP experiencing an increase in terrible crimes against women?

Akhilesh Yadav, leader of the Samajwadi Party and leader of the opposition in the UP Legislative Assembly, described the episode as a “heinous replay of Hathras,” noting that the victims’ father had claimed that the post-mortem had been performed without the family’s and Panchnama’s knowledge. A 19-year-old Dalit girl is said to have been raped and assaulted in UP’s Hathras in September 2020. Days later, her body was burnt in the middle of night.

After the murder of two Dalit sisters in the vicinity of the Nighasan police station, their father made a severe accusation against the police, claiming that the post-mortem was performed without Panchnama and approval, Yadav tweeted.

He added, “The massacre of Dalits is now a terrible replay of the ‘Hathras ki Beti’ atrocity, after farmers in Lakhimpur.

Sanjay Singh, a member of the Aam Aadmi Party, expressed outrage over the occurrence and claimed it exposed Yogi Adityanath’s “Beti Bachao” (rescue daughter) campaign.

Inspector General (IG) of Police for the Lucknow Range A group of doctors will do the post-mortem on the two dead, according to Laxmi Singh. According to her, the police officers have been ordered to file a FIR regardless of the foundation for the complaint made by the victims’ families. Senior police officers asked the villagers to end their road block and participate with the post-mortem investigation while assuring them that the police will promptly solve the crime.