Kanpur : Amidst Diwali festivities across the country, a disgusting incident took place in Ghatampur area of Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district. On the first day of Diwali, a 6-year-old Dalit girl was gang-raped and murdered for black magic.
Additional Superintendent of Police Brijesh Srivastava said on Monday that Ankul Kuril, 20, and Biran, 31, have been arrested in the case. According to police, the duo gang-raped and strangled the girl to death. Not only that, after the murder, both the accused removed both the lungs of the victim girl and handed them over to the main accused Purushottam. Purushottam needed these organs for black magic, the accused informed the police.
Srivastava said the main accused, Purushottam, was arrested on Sunday while his wife was also arrested on suspicion of involvement in the crime. According to the police, Purushottam initially gave contradictory information to the police, but later confessed to the crime. Purushottam said that he was married in 1999, but they were not having a baby. According to Srivastava, Purushottam said that someone advised him to do black magic to have a baby, for which he needed the girl’s lungs. So he told his nephew and his friend Biran to kidnap the girl next door.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Dr. Preetinder Singh said that a family living in a village in Ghatampur Kotwali area was preparing to worship Diwali on Saturday when their 6-year-old daughter went missing. The family searched for the girl overnight. And on Sunday morning the villagers saw the girl’s body. The girl’s body was found to have injuries, police said. She is suspected to have been killed with a sharp weapon. One of her slippers and clothes was found on the tree.
Regarding the murder of the girl for black magic, the DIG said that evidence is being collected to confirm this. For this, the help of forensic experts is being sought. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had directed strict action against the culprits in the girl’s murder. A state government spokesperson said the chief minister had directed the victim’s family to provide financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh. The state government will punish the culprits as soon as possible after hearing the case in a fast track court, Chief Minister Yogi said.