Minors held for killing 6-yr-old over mangoes

Published on Jun 05, 2021 03:31 AM IST

Police said it wasn’t immediately clear whether the deceased was plucking mangoes from the orchard that belonged to the family of the accused when they allegedly attacked her.

Two minors killed another minor in dispute over mangoes. (HT Archive)
Two minors killed another minor in dispute over mangoes. (HT Archive)
By, Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur

Two minor sisters were on Friday arrested for allegedly murdering a six-year-old girl over a dispute on plucking mangoes in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, police said.

“Both the sisters — aged 12 years and nine years — have been apprehended and a case has been registered under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the Indian Penal Code. They have been booked on charges of strangulating a six-year-old girl from the neighbourhood in Pakuabera village on Thursday afternoon. The two girls have been sent to a remand home,” Praveen Kumar, Chakradharpur police station officer-in-charge, said.

Police said it wasn’t immediately clear whether the deceased was plucking mangoes from the orchard that belonged to the family of the accused when they allegedly attacked her.

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    Debashish Sarkar is a special correspondent based in Jamshedpur. He has been covering government, administration, politics and crime among other things.

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