Modi Nagar murder: He was harassing her for past 10 days, says father
The family denied that the woman had any relationship with Sharma. The family also claimed that the woman was pregnant at the time of the murder. But this has not been confirmed by the police.Updated: Feb 15, 2018 22:57 IST
The father of the 24-year-old woman who was hacked to death on the streets of Modi Nagar town on Wednesday, has alleged police laxity and said the accused was harassing his daughter for the past 10 days but the police failed to take act, despite a complaint being lodged against the accused.
The victim and her elder sister, both, got married together on April 19, 2017. The victim got married to a man in Loni and had come to her parent’s house on February 5 to write her pending class 10 examination.
“On February 7, she was returning after the exam when several men, including the accused Sachin Sharma, started harassing near the railway crossing. She returned home and Sharma also came to our house. There, he misbehaved with my family members and abused them. My guests objected to this and they called the police,” the woman’s father said.
“It was dereliction of duty on the part of the police that they kept him in custody for just one night and allowed him to leave the next morning. That day, he called my daughter and threatened to kill her. We went to the police again and they asked us to record the mobile calls made by the accused. When there was no action, we filed a complaint at the office of senior superintendent of police,” he said.
The family denied that the woman had any relationship with Sharma. The family also claimed that the woman was pregnant at the time of the murder. But this has not been confirmed by the police.
“My daughter was pregnant and she had told her mother that when she came here. Even after she was brutally hacked, the police reached the spot half an hour late. Had the police taken strict action against the man, my daughter would have been alive,” he said.
“We would be able to comment about her pregnancy only after the post-mortem report is received. The police had earlier booked the accused for breach of peace and he later got bail from the executive court and was released. The SSP has suspended the local police post in-charge on account of dereliction of duty,” Ravi Kumar, assistant superintendent of police, Modi Nagar, said.
First Published: Feb 15, 2018 22:57 IST