Three people were arrested on Thursday for allegedly abducting and killing a minor rape victim in Chhata Sikariha village, 50 km from Allahabad.
The arrested people include father and two uncles of a teen accused of raping the seven-year-old girl three weeks ago. Two other accused are still absconding.
The minor girl, who was raped by the 14-year-old boy of her village three weeks ago, was abducted and stabbed to death on June 28 in Mauaima area.
The body of the girl was found on the outskirts of the village on June 29.
An FIR was registered on a complaint filed by the girl’s mother, after which the boy was arrested and sent to juvenile home.
However, the boy’s father, who is reportedly a close friend of the village head, allegedly started pressurising the victim’s family to withdraw the police complaint. The victim’s family however refused to succumb to pressure.
On June 28, teen’s father and uncles allegedly abducted the minor girl and killed her.
The incident sparked outrage among the locals who staged protest and blocked roads at the time of girl’s funeral. As the protests turned violent, the police had to resort to lathicharge.
Mauaima police lodged an FIR on Thursday against 11 people, including the district general secretary of Apna Dal, in connection with the violence.