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Crime-Justice

NCW team meets family of Badaun victim

IANS | January 07, 2021 04:44 PM

BADAUN(UP): A two-member team of the National Women's Commission (NCW) on Thursday met the family of the 50-year-old woman who was allegedly gang-raped and murdered in Badaun district on January 3. The NCW team also visited the crime site.

Chandramukhi Devi, one of the members of the team, said that she was not satisfied with the role of the police in the incident. "If the police would have shown swiftness in the matter, perhaps they could have saved the victim, " she said after her visit.

Before paying a visit to the victim's family, the team also had a meeting with the SSP of the area and went through the details of the incident.

Interestingly, even as the NCW team was at the house of the victim, the wife and daughter of one of the accused in the crime tried to meet the visiting delegation.

The wife and daughter of the accused, Jashpal, demanded justice for themselves and claimed that he was innocent. "My husband got a call that there is a patient and went to do his job. He came to know about the case later, " said Jaspal's wife, claiming that he is being framed.

According to police, the 50-year-old woman, who was an Anganwadi worker, was gang-raped and murdered in the Ughaiti area of Badaun district when she had gone to a temple on Sunday evening.

The post-mortem report of the deceased confirmed rape, injury in her private parts, and fracture in her legs.

An FIR was registered against three accused, including a priest, at the Ughaiti police station under Sections 376 (d) and 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Two of the accused persons have been arrested while the priest is still absconding.

The police station in-charge was also suspended for negligence of duty as the family members of the deceased had alleged police apathy in the delay caused in filing the FIR in the case.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the authorities to take strongest legal action against the accused and instructed the ADG (Zone), Bareilly, to submit a report. He also instructed the UP Special Task Force to assist in the investigation.

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