Teenage Girl murdered in Azamgarh

Teenage Girl murdered in Azamgarh

Azamgarh: A 16-year-old missing girl was found murdered in a village in Mubarakpur area of Azamgarh district on Monday. Her body was found floating in a pond in the village. The police nabbed a local youth and booked him under section 376 (rape) and 302 (murder) of IPC.

Girl’s family members accused local police of showing laxity despite the matter was brought in to notice two days back. They alleged that the police could not rescue the girl even after nabbing the accused on Sunday.

According to reports, the girl with her parents had returned home from Mumbai during Covid pandemic. She went missing on Saturday. The family members gave a complaint to Mubarakpur police on the same day urging rescue of the girl. On the complaint of the girl’s kin the police took the accused under custody on Sunday. And, on Monday morning the girl’s body was found in the pond.

The news spread like a wild fire in the area. Scores of people took to street and blocked Sathiaon crossing in protest against the incident and alleged police inaction.

Teenage Girl murdered in Azamgarh

Heavy police force was deployed in the area to maintain law and order. The ASP (city) Pankaj Kumar Pandey said that the accused has been taken under custody, and FIR is being lodged against him. The body has been sent for the postmortem. On allegation against the police, he said that the matter would be looked into, and action would be initiated against those found guilty.

Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party workers led by a local leader Akhilesh Yadav also reached the village and staged dharna demanding action against the guilty persons. He alleged that the government failed to put a check on crime.

The crime graph of Azamgarh suddenly shot up in couple of days. A man and his son were shot dead by some unknown miscreants at Rasoolpur Dudhahar village in Ghudsahana Naupur gram panchayat in Deogaon Kotwali area on Thursday evening, while a gram pradhan was also shot dead in Tarwa area of the district on Friday.

 

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