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Ghaziabad: Kidnapped on Sep 4, class 9 student found murdered

The girl was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by her neighbours on her way to school on September 4. The girl’s family blamed laxity on part of the police in probing the case and claimed that the accused, despite being named in the FIR, were let off twice after questioning due to the intervention of a local politician.

noida Updated: Sep 15, 2017 16:25 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
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The girl has been missing since September 4. Her head was found on Thursday night.(Representative Photo)

A dismembered body of a class 9 student was found on Friday morning in a sugarcane field after the police launched a search for her at Kalcheena village in Modi Nagar, Ghaziabad. The girl was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by her neighbours on her way to school on September 4.

The girl’s family members allege that she was taken to the isolated area and her throat slashed by the neighbours. They also blamed laxity on part of the police in probing the case and claimed that the accused, despite being named in the FIR, were let off twice after questioning due to the intervention of a local politician.

“My daughter’s head was recovered late Thursday night. After the recovery of the head, the police finally picked up the accused we had named in the FIR. Her body parts were recovered on Friday morning from the sugarcane fields,” the girl’s father said.

After the girl went missing, her family lodged an FIR at Modi Nagar police station on September 5 under sections 363 (kidnapping), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and named Hari Om Sharma and Subhash Sharma as suspects.

“After we lodged the FIR, the accused threatened us of dire consequences and said that the girl will not be spared. She stepped out of home around 6.30am for school on September 4 and never returned. It was only after I sought help from senior police officials that they listened to our plight,” the girl’s father said.

The family shifted to Ghaziabad from Bihar.

“To get the accused arrested, the locals had also staged a protest at the police station, but the police let them off, twice, under pressure from a local politician. The protesters were also lathi-charged and driven away. Had the police acted on time, the girl would have been alive,” said AP Shukla, a member of ‘Purvanchal Samaj’, Modi Nagar.

“After the FIR was registered, the accused had threatened the family that the girl won’t be spared,” he said.

Raj Kumar, circle officer, Modi Nagar, said, “Since the body was lying in the jungle, it is suspected that animals ate up the body. We arrested three persons on Thursday night and they told that they had some dispute with the girl’s family. We will interrogate them to find out reasons behind her murder.”

First Published: Sep 15, 2017 16:25 IST