Delhi: Rahul Gandhi meets family of minor girl who was raped, murdered in Old Nangal crematorium

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: August 4, 2021 09:35 AM2021-08-04T09:35:02+5:302021-08-04T09:36:28+5:30

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met the family of the minor girl who was allegedly raped, murdered, and ...

Delhi: Rahul Gandhi meets family of minor girl who was raped, murdered in Old Nangal crematorium | Delhi: Rahul Gandhi meets family of minor girl who was raped, murdered in Old Nangal crematorium

Delhi: Rahul Gandhi meets family of minor girl who was raped, murdered in Old Nangal crematorium

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met the family of the minor girl who was allegedly raped, murdered, and cremated without her parents' consent in Old Nangal crematorium recently.
He also spoke with the family of the minor girl.

A nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by a priest and three employees of a crematorium near Delhi Cantonment in south-west Delhi on Sunday.

Delhi Police has registered a case against four accused on the basis of the statement of the minor's mother who alleged that her daughter was raped, murdered and cremated without their consent on Sunday.

The accused have been booked under Sections 302, 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code, along with the relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the SC/ST Act.

"Based on the statement of the victim's mother, rape charges have been added in the FIR. She has told that the girl has been raped. On the basis of her statement, the accused persons have been booked under POCSO, 376, 302, 506, 201, SC/ST Act," Deputy Commissioner of Police, South West Ingit Pratap Singh told ANI.

"Four people including the main accused Radheshyam, who is the priest of the crematorium, Lashminarayan, Kuldeep and Salim, who work there, are also familiar with the victim's family," he added.

According to the DCP, at around 5.30 pm on Sunday, the girl, who lived with her parents near the crematorium, went to fetch water from the water cooler of the crematorium.

"At around 6 pm, the priest and the other three men called the girl's mother and showed her the girl's body. They claimed that the girl died while having water from the cooler," he said.

"The priest and others convinced the woman that if she makes a PCR call, the police will make a case out of it and during post mortem the doctors will steal all organs of the girl. They allegedly made her agree that it was better to cremate the body," Singh said.

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