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Noida MLA Pankaj Singh asks police to ‘make an example’ of rape, murder accused

The Noida MLA on Sunday asked the Ghaziabad police to “make an example” of a 19-year-old man accused of raping and murdering a five-year-old girl. The police assigned five teams to trail and nab the suspect.

noida Updated: Apr 02, 2017 23:22 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Noida MLA Pankaj Singh visited the victim’s relatives on Sunday.
Noida MLA Pankaj Singh visited the victim’s relatives on Sunday.(HT Photo)

The Noida MLA on Sunday asked the Ghaziabad police to “make an example” of a 19-year-old man accused of raping and murdering a five-year-old girl. The police assigned five teams to trail and nab the suspect.

Newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Pankaj Singh was speaking on the sidelines of his visit to the victim’s residence in Ghaziabad. The girl was abducted, raped and murdered, allegedly by their 19-year-old former tenant.

The victim belonged to a family from Gorakhpur. The girl went missing around 1.30pm on Friday and her body was found in a loft of a room on the first floor of an under-construction building in the vicinity.

“Maine SP (city) se baat ki hai ki Kadi karyavahi karke, is tarah ghatna karne se pehle aise rakshason ki ruh kaanp jaye, is tarah ki nazeer is baar jani chahiye aise darindo ko... (I have spoken to SP (city) and asked him to set an example in this case so that such demons get shivers down their spine to even contemplate such a ghastly act),” Pankaj Singh said.

The BJP, in its ‘Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra,’ had promised to provide safety to women and girls.

“It is disturbing to see the condition of the girl’s parents and grandparents. They were in no position to speak but somehow, they explained their suffering. The police have assured that the culprit will be caught. Relatives of the accused have been picked up and questioning is going on. I will also take up the issue of compensation for the family at the appropriate forum,” he said.

After Singh’s visit, the district magistrate expedited the documents related to compensation to the victim family under ‘Rani Laxmi Bai Mahila Samman Kosh’ scheme of the state government.

“The documents have been processed and the family will receive ₹10 lakh compensation after the chargesheet is filed. We have also written to the chief minister’s office to consider a compensation under CM’s relief fund. The amount is prerogative of the CM,” said Nidhi Kesarwani, district magistrate, Ghaziabad.

After the girl went missing from outside her house, a case of abduction was lodged at the Indirapuram police station initially. Considering the sensitivity of the issue, the district administration also gave the go-ahead for a post-mortem examination around 4am on Saturday. The family also performed the last rites of the victim early Saturday.

The post-mortem report indicated that the girl had been dead for nearly half a day, indicating the time of death around 4-5pm on Friday. The body was found only around 11.30pm.

The report also states she suffered four injuries — to the face, forehead, chin and private parts. The cause of death is stated as “shock and haemorrhage due to ante-mortem injuries.”

The scene of crime suggests that the victim had shown signs of struggle before she was killed. The doctors have also ordered a DNA examination of samples from her nails.

Following the receipt of the medical report, the police added sections of rape, destruction of evidence and also the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act to the case.

“Five teams are searching the accused in UP and Bihar. Some of his relatives were picked up for questioning. Also, police personnel will remain deployed as the victim and the accused belong to different communities,” Anil Kumar Yadav, circle officer (Indirapuram), said.