The body of an 18-year-old girl was found in a paddy field in Satrikh area of Barabanki district in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday evening. Police said she was naked and her arms and legs were tied.
Additional SP Ram Sevak Gautam said the accused Dinesh Gautam, 19, was arrested on the basis of digital evidence and ground information.Police initially registered a case of murder, but after the post-mortem report confirmed that she had been raped, charges under Section 376 of the Indian Penical Code were added to the FIR. ASP Gautam said the Pokso Act was included in the FIR as it was proved through some documents that the victim was under 18 years of age.
THE FATHER OF GIRL TOLD :
The victim’s father, a Dalit laborer, demanded that the culprits be punished and that the family be provided with a pucca house.”We want to arrest the real killers, but not harass our family and villagers unnecessarily [under the guise of questioning by the police],” he told a media channel.