Want to kill my daughter’s murderer, says Shimla rape victim’s father
The father of the victim said, “I want to kill those who killed my daughter so brutally. I want to punish them with my own hands irrespective of the consequence.”india Updated: Jul 17, 2017 14:31 IST
As the police remain clueless about the accused in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Kotkhai even after three days of recovering the victim’s body, family and villagers are demanding that the culprits be handed over to them when nabbed, before law takes its own course.
The father of the victim said, “I want to kill those who killed my daughter so brutally. I want to punish them with my own hands irrespective of the consequence.”
The victim’s mother, however said, “I want the police to arrest my daughter’s murderer.”
On Saturday, the incident sparked public outrage as people were protesting and organising candle march demanding justice for the minor girl.
On Sunday, Press Club of Shimla orgainsed a candle march. Besides, a video was posed by area residents on social media, in which, family and villagers have been demanding speedy justice.
Anjana Sharma, a demonstrator on the Ridge in Shimla said, “I am too scared after the incident as I too have a daughter. The law should be stricter and compel the culprits to think twice before committing such a crime.”
Meanwhile, opposition leader Prem Kumar Dhumal, in a press statement condemned the incident and expressed annoyance over no arrest in the case so far. He blamed the state government for lenient law and order situation in the state. “The government has kept the police confined only to harass political opponents and challaning traffic violators. Law and order is not a priority of this government,” he said.
However, the state women commission, chief minister and all his ministers are maintaining silence over the incident.
A police team headed by Shimla superintendent of police (SP) DW Negi is camping at the site. “We are on the job. The culprits of this heinous crime will soon be behind bars,” Negi said.
The case have been registered under Section 376 (punishment for rape), 302 (punishment for murder) and Section 4 (punishment for penetrative sexual assault) of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against unidentified person.
The postmortem report on Friday suggested that the cause of death was manual strangulation.
(In the earlier version of the copy the minor’s age was incorrectly reported, the correction has been made)