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Mother of the baby who was brutally murdered in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh has demanded death for the accused. Talking to news agency ANI, the woman said that, “We want death penalty for him. Otherwise if he comes out after 7 years, he will be emboldened even more.” She has also demanded both Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath to intervene in the case and ‘severely punish the accused.’ The mother said that no action against the accused will encourage them. She also revealed a startling detail about one of the accused. “The co-accused had raped his own 4-year-old daughter, his wife took their daughter that day itself and left for her parents' home.”
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Police has constituted a Special Investigative Team (SIT) to probe the murder of two-and-a-half-year-old baby girl. “SIT formed under Superintendent of Police rural area (SPRA). Forensic science team, Special Operation Group (SOG) and a team of experts also in the SIT to conduct investigation on a fast track basis. POCSO Act will also be there in the case,” DG (Law&Order) Anand Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The barbaric murder has sparked massive outrage. Several celebrities and politicians took to Twitter to express their anguish. “The brutal murder in Aligarh is yet another inhuman, unspeakable crime against an innocent child. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain her parents must feel. What has become of us?,” Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on micro-blogging site. Her brother and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi also expressed his shock. “The horrific murder of a little girl in Aligarh, UP has shocked and disturbed me. How can any human being treat a child with such brutality? This terrible crime must not go unpunished. The UP police must act swiftly to bring the killers to justice,” the Congress president said.
The Aligarh Police has outrightly denied that the toddler was raped our acid was poured on her body. The post-mortem report shows that the arm and leg of the baby were broken. Detailing the brutalities, the autopsy records ‘liquefied brain’, ‘both eyes tissues loosened’ and ribs seen separately. The baby was murdered and her body mutilated by the accused and her aide over an unpaid loan of Rs 10,000.
The murder is now being probed under the National Security Act. "We are proceeding with it as an NSA case, we will try to get it to a fast track court. There is no mention of rape or acid in postmortem report. Two accused have been arrested, five police officials have been suspended," Aligarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Akash Kulhary said. The mutilated body of the infant was found in a garbage dump three days ago. Senior Superintendent of Police Kulhary said the girl went missing from Tappal township on May 31 and on June 2, police found her mutilated body in a garbage dump near her house. The Uttar Pradesh government has formed an SIT to probe the case.