Gaya erupted in protests after a minor girl was brutally murdered in Buniyadganj, Bihar. As per her father, she was killed in the most gruesome manner. According to his statement, the victim's body was found beheaded with stab wounds including on her chest, and her face was scalded with acid. The additional director general of police during his meeting with Gaya SSP Rajeev Mishra has suggested a narco test on the girl’s father to ascertain the truth.
Earlier, the police had claimed that the girl was in relationships with one boy named Pintu. The police detained three teenagers named Pintu and allegedly tortured them, however, they have now been released from police custody. SSP while talking to Republic TV confirmed that they got the lead from siblings of the victim.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, a high-level team from the Bihar Police headquarters visited Gaya following an ultimatum given by the protestors to nab the culprits involved in the gruesome killing of the 16-year-old.
Earlier, the police had said that this as a case of honour killing and had arrested the father and the father's friend. They have detained six people. The victim's sister and mother are among those in police custody.
Speaking to Republic TV, the father said that the victim had been missing for ten days and that his family had searched for her everywhere. When they could not find her, they went to the police station and filed a missing persons' complaint.
The family says they were informed about a dead body of a girl on January 6, 2019 by the police officials. The family identified the body as that of the victim.
He also said that his daughter had last left home without informing anyone with Rs 5 to buy something and she did not return. The victim's father has alleged that his daughter was gang-raped.
"We have been searching for past 10 days. We have lodged an FIR as well. After so many efforts, it was filed and today this morning (breaks down) it came into hearing that a body has been found. The body was found beheaded, that was my daughter. I had two young daughters at my home. She didn't tell anyone before leaving, she took out Rs 5 and went out to purchase something. She had gone out to fetch something in the evening and since that time she is missing. They raped, they beheaded her and threw her body. We did initial search and findings then at the end we came here at police station. Then station in-charge told us that this will not do, lodge a FIR first," he had said.
NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma has said, "We have asked the member of NCW, Bihar to visit the family and submit report also added that the victim is minor so NCPCR will take cognizance of this incident."
NCPCR chief Priyank Kanoongo said, "We have taken cognisance of the case. We are seeking a report from the local administrations. Once, we have the prima facie report we will decide on how to go about the case. We will factor in every possible account while probing the case. If such an act with children takes place in the country it should not be tolerated and the commission is stringent about such cases."