The Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh demanded “exemplary” punishment for the two accused in the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
Captain Amarinder Singh wrote on Twitter, “The incident of rape & murder of 6-yr-old in Hoshiarpur is extremely sad & shocking. Though Police arrested the accused, have directed DGP (Director General of Police) to ensure proper investigation & that challan is presented speedily. Call for fast trial & exemplary punishment to guilty by Court.”
Extremely sad and shocking incident of rape & murder of 6 year old in Hoshiarpur. Though Police have arrested the accused, have directed DGP to ensure proper investigation & that challan is presented speedily. Call for fast trial & exemplary punishment to the guilty by the Court.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) October 23, 2020
According to PTC News two men Gurpreet Singh and his grandfather, Surjit Singh have been arrested for allegedly raping the minor and then killing her. Police said that the two men have been arrested under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The police also said, “We are investigating the matter and further action will be taken.”
What You Should Know
- A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, killed, and then set on fire in Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
- The girl was the daughter of a migrant labourer who was living in the same village.
- Two men have been arrested under relevant sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act.
- The Chief Minister of Punjab has demanded fast trial exemplary punishment in the case.
About the incident
According to Hindustan Times the six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, killed, and then set on fire. Her half-burnt body was found at the accused’s residence in Hoshiarpur on Thursday. The girl was the daughter of a migrant labourer who was living in the same village.
The girl’s father said that Gurpreet took the girl to his home where he allegedly raped her. Afterwards, both Gurpreet Singh and Surjit Singh allegedly killed her and burnt her body.
According to The New Indian Express, the Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission Chairperson Tejinder Kaur took suo motu notice of the incident and sought a detailed report from the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Hoshiarpur by October 26.
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Sagrika Giri is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.