The police have made a second arrest within the Barabanki rape-and-murder case of a Dalit teenager, whose physique was present in a discipline, and in addition added expenses beneath the POCSO Act on discovering she was a minor, official mentioned Saturday.
Extra Superintendent of Police RS Gautam mentioned 21-year-old Rishikesh Singh alias Rishu was arrested on the premise of knowledge supplied by his affiliate Dinesh Gautam (19), who was held on Friday in reference to the case.
The ASP mentioned the date of delivery supplied by the first faculty has revealed that the sufferer was a minor, and, subsequently, expenses beneath the Safety of Youngsters from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act have additionally been included.
Police had earlier mentioned she was 18 years previous.
The ASP mentioned Saturday that Dinesh confessed his position within the crime on persistent interrogation and in addition supplied a number of important inputs on the premise of which Rishikesh, who runs a store within the village, was arrested.
He mentioned that the 2 accused dedicated the alleged crime in a deliberate method.
On the day of the incident, which happened beneath Satrikh police limits of Barabanki district, Rishikesh allegedly knowledgeable Dinesh that the woman had gone to the agriculture discipline alone, indicating a plan behind the crime, the ASP mentioned.
The autopsy examination had confirmed that the woman was raped earlier than she was strangled and expenses associated to rape had been included within the FIR registered at Satrikh police station, he mentioned.
On Friday, the ASP had mentioned, “We have now detained Dinesh Gautam (19), who’s a relative of the sufferer. He has confessed to the crime. We’re interrogation him.”
The daddy of the woman had knowledgeable police on Wednesday night that she had gone to the fields however didn’t return dwelling. Later, her relations discovered her useless.
A police workforce had visited the village and picked up proof earlier than lodging an FIR, the police officer had mentioned.
This rape-and-murder case got here days after a 19-year-old Dalit girl died after she was assaulted and allegedly gang-raped in Hathras district, triggering nationwide outrage.
The Hathras girl died at a hospital in Delhi on September 29.
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