BJP demands third autopsy of murdered UP girlJune 14th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Accusing the Uttar Pradesh government of concealing facts in the murder of the minor girl in Lakhimpur Kheri, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded a third autopsy of the victim under the supervision of judicial officials.
“From day one the state government and its officials are trying to cover up the case. They all got exposed when the second autopsy confirmed that the victim was murdered and had not committed suicide,” BJP state president Surya Pratap Shahi told reporters here.
“The victim’s family has been alleging that the policemen gangraped the girl and later killed her. Taking it into account and the different findings of the two post-mortem reports, another post-mortem must be conducted under the supervision of judicial officials to confirm whether she was raped,” added Shahi.
Demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Mayawati on moral grounds, Shahi said: “Her government has miserably failed in maintaining law and order and delivering justice to the public. She has lost all rights to remain in power, considering the atrocities on women.”
The body of the 14-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree Friday night inside the Nighasan police station premises in Lakhimpur-Kheri district.
Police Monday confirmed that the girl was strangled to death.
Eleven policemen, including an inspector, and the three doctors who had conducted the first autopsy were suspended.
Ramchandra, a follower (class 4 employee) of the Nighasan police station, has been arrested while sub-inspector B.K. Singh and two constables - Uma Shankar and Shiv Shankar - were booked for tampering with evidence.
The government has also transferred Superintendent of Police D.K Rai after the Mayawati government Monday ordered a state police probe into the incident.
“Prima facie, the post-mortem examination report looked motivated and a fresh autopsy by a team of doctors from Lucknow was ordered. The second report has confirmed that strangulation was the cause of her death,” Lucknow Divisional Commissioner Prashant Trivedi said Monday after visiting Lakhimpur Kheri.
A team from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday arrived in Lakhimpur Kheri. The members met the victim’s family and other locals as a part of their investigations.
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