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Uttar Pradesh: 3 Men Barge Into 16-year-old Girl’s Home, Shoot Her In Head For Resisting Harassment

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In Uttar Pradesh, three men barged inside the house of a 16-year-old girl and shot her in the head for resisting sexual harassment. The girl was a student of class 12. Father of the deceased has registered a complaint, identifying the three men by name. The investigation in the case is underway.

The incident has shocked UP when it is still reeling under the fight for the justice of the 19-year-old Dalit girl brutally raped in Hathras. According to a report by News 18, the teenager was verbally harassed earlier by the three accused when she was returning from her school. But, the girl fought back and slammed them for using abusive language.

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However, she had to pay a huge cost of it by losing her life. The girl lived in a house in Prem Nagar of UP’s Firozabad with her family where the three men entered on Friday evening, October 23, 2020 and shot her dead. In a statement given to the police the father alleged, “Some people came to my house today and started fighting. They shot my daughter in the head. Manish Yadav, Shivpali Yadav and Gaurav Chak killed my daughter.” Narrating the incident of harassment that had allegedly triggered this violence he said that his daughter was killed because she resisted the molestation attempted on her earlier.

Speaking about the updates in the case registered against the three men, SSP Sachind Kumar Patel told media, “We reached the spot after receiving information of the murder. The father of the deceased has given the names of three people, accusing them of entering the house and killing the girl. A case has been lodged and three teams have been formed to arrest the accused.” He also assured that the culprits will be taken into custody soon. The deceased girl’s body has been sent for postmortem in the district hospital.

According to the NCRB report, the crime against women in India has increased by 7.3 per cent in the year 2019. 84 cases of rape happened every year with one case being reported every 15 to 16 minutes. Uttar Pradesh ranked the highest by recording 14.7 per cent of total rate of the crime against woman. It also reported a significant number of crime cases against girls under the POSCO act which was as high as 7,444 cases.

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On October 26, it was reported that the father of the girl was arrested by the police for her murder. According to the police, he submitted a false complaint against the three men from the neighbourhood. It was further revealed that the victim’s uncle confessed during interrogation that it was the father who allegedly carried out the crime as he objected to the girl’s acquaintances, as reported by Indian Express.

As per reports, the police interrogated residents and neighbours to trace witnesses but they were alerted only after the police arrived. After taking two of the accused men in custody the police checked the CCTV cameras and analysed CDR records, but no evidence of their presence was found. It was discovered that the father of the girl accused the three men of murder because he had a professional rivalry with them. The incident took place when the father of the girl was angry with her for talking to certain people. When he confronted her, the conversation enraged him so much that he allegedly shot her dead with an unlicensed gun.