15 arrested in rape, killing of minor in J’khand

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 May 2018 08:06:56


CHATRA (J’khand),

FIFTEEN people, including the main accused, have been arrested in connection with the alleged rape and killing of a minor girl by setting her on fire in Jharkhand’s Chatra district, police said on Saturday.
The victim, who suffered severe burn injuries in the incident, was declared “brought dead” by doctors when she was rushed to a nearby hospital on Friday, police said.

“15 people, including the main accused, Dhanu Bhuiyan, have been arrested in connection with the case,” IG Sambhu Thakur, who is camping at the site and monitoring the investigation, told PTI. Asked if the girl was gangraped, Thakur said it would be confirmed only after post-mortem. However, a case under various sections of the IPC was registered on the basis of the statement of the victim’s family.
The IG claimed that the police rounded up the 15 people within 12 hours of the incident.

The accused and the victim knew each other and the police is investigating the case from all angles, he said.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police rank officer has been formed to investigate the case under the supervision of Thakur.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has announced Rs 1 lakh as financial aid to the girl’s family. Besides, arrangements have been made for the cremation and foodgrains have also been made available to the victim’s family. Das said the rape and killing of the minor girl by setting her on fire in Chatra is very unfortunate.
Earlier, the police had said that the victim was an 18-year-old woman.