9-yr-old's murder: Villagers seek capital punishment for accused
The Times of India Delhi|August 04, 2021
Day 2: Bhim Army Chief Offers Legal Support; 4 Men Arrested
Sakshi Chand

New Delhi: The protests seeking justice for a nine-year-old girl who died under suspicious circumstances and was allegedly cremated without her family’s approval on Sunday in southwest Delhi’s Nangal entered the second day on Tuesday with the villagers demanding hanging of the accused.

Chandrashekhar Azad, chief of Bhim Army, reached Delhi to support the family and offered them legal help. The parents suspect that she was raped too. The girl’s mother said her husband was away when her daughter was forcefully cremated and she was made to sit away from the pyre.

Senior police officers, including joint commissioner Jaspal Singh and DCP Ingit Pratap Singh reached the protest site and spoke to the villagers to address their grievances.

“The four accused — Radhey Shyam (55), the priest, Kuldeep Kumar (63), Laxmi Narain (48), and Mohammad Salim (49) — have been arrested and sent to jail. A three-member medical board has been formed to carry out an autopsy of the remains. An ACP-rank officer will investigate the case,” said Singh, adding that the family and villagers could give their grievances in writing and police would look into them.

On Tuesday morning, the girl’s family and the villagers blocked both carriageways of the road from Delhi Cantonment towards Janakpuri.

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