The four armed assailants had barged into the house of 22-year-old Ganesh Murmu, in Nasipur village, around 3.30 am. The girls woke to the horror of the masked men trying to strip them. When Murmu came to their aid, he was shot.
“Initial investigations have not found any enmity between Murmu and his neighbours,” said SMH Meerza, superintendent of police.
Girl set on fire for resisting rape dies
The 12-year-old girl set on fire five days ago when she resisted a man attempting to rape her, lost her battle for life on Sunday.
“If government fails to punish him (accused Kundan Malik), I will burn him to death. So far, we have received no help from the government,” said the girls’ father. The accused had finally been arrested on Saturday.