A tribal minor girl was raped and hanged from a tree in Jharkhand’s Dumka on Saturday even as a similar crime involving an interfaith relationship between one Ankita and Shahrukh has brought the BJP and the ruling JMM on a warpath.
The body of the girl was found in Shriamda area while an FIR has been registered at Vishwavidyalaya police station against accused Arman Ansari.
Originally a resident of Rangalia Kochia Dagar area, the victim was residing at the residence of a relative where the accused met and befriended her.
He first allegedly impregnated her and when her pregnancy became evident, he hatched a conspiracy to get rid of the girl. The murder of the 4-month pregnant girl has sent shockwaves in now communally-sensitive Dumka.
“She used to work at her aunt’s house in Jama, Dumka. During this, Armaan Ansari trapped the teenager in a love trap and later when she became pregnant, he started looking for excuses to get rid of her. When she asked for a promise from Armaan to marry her, he conspired to kill the girl,” said a senior police official.
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He further said, “The accused had called the girl outside Sriamda village on the pretext of meeting her. After killing her, he hanged the body from a tree and fled. On Saturday morning, on the information of the villagers, the police reached the spot and took possession of the girl’s body. Based on the statement of the relatives, Armaan has arrested the accused Armaan.”
BJP leader and former minister Louis Marandi slammed the government for being “insensitive” and turning a deaf ear to the rising case of rape and murder in the state.
“We urge the government to conduct a high-level inquiry into the entire matter. Chief Minister Hemant Soren is to be blamed for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state,” said Marandi.
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The case comes a week after 15-year-old Ankit Singh was allegedly burned alive by one Shahrukh in Dumka district. She was killed at night when the girl was fast asleep on August 23. Shahrukh poured petrol on Ankita from outside the window of her room and set her ablaze. She succumbed to her 90 per cent burns in Phulo Jhano Medical College and Hospital in Dumka on August 28.