The body of the minor girl was spotted by locals as stray dogs nibbled at it in Tappal area. (Representational photo)
In a heinous incident of revenge crime in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh, a two-and-a-half-year-old girl was strangled to death and her eyes gouged out after her parents allegedly failed to repay a loan of Rs 10,000, the police have said.
Denying reports of rape, the police said that the two of the accused have been arrested. A team of doctors had been constituted to conduct a post-mortem examination. The body of the minor girl was spotted by locals as stray dogs nibbled at it in Tappal area, the report added. The body was found with broken hands in a dumping ground not far from the minor's house.
“A case of kidnapping was registered on May 31. The accused have been arrested and they have confessed to the crime. It was a case of personal enmity but there is no sign of rape. The minor was strangled to death and her eyes were gouged out. The accused are in jail now,” Akash Kulhari, SSP Aligarh, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. The body of the girl was later found from a dump over five days later.
According to media reports, the family and relatives of the deceased blocked roads to protest against the incident and were later pacified by senior police officials.