Three years ago 12-year-old Manjot Kaur’s parents died. They had HIV/AIDS.
On August 30, the railway police found the minor's body in a bag in an AC coach of Maharashtra Sampark Kranti (Delhi-Mumbai) Express. Her uncle had allegedly killed her because he said she too had AIDS.
On Tuesday Mathura Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested Gurbas Singh (45) for his niece's murder. He has stuffed the girl's body in a bag and left it in the train.
SSI (Mathura GRP) Premchand Yadav told HT over the phone, “Gurbas Singh said the girl was an HIV/AIDS patient and he was tired of spending money on her treatment.”
Earlier, Singh had told the police the minor was of ‘bad character’.
Kaur was staying with Gurbas Singh in Badarpur in Delhi while her sister Navjot (15) and brother Yashkaran (6) had been ‘adopted’ by other relatives in the Capital.
The Mathura GRP, which was working on the case, said first the killer's photograph was obtained and when there was information that he was going to board a train from Mathura, the arrest was made.
Singh will be sent to jail on Wednesday.
On August 30, the train was detained at Mathura for over two hours following the recovery of the body.
The train started from Hazrat Nizamuddin station in New Delhi around 8:40 p.m. on Monday. Soon, some passengers informed the RPF about foul smell emanating from AC coach A-1.
Singh reportedly killed the girl at home and put the bag in the train at Delhi.