Two minor girls from a village in Haryana’s Sonipat were allegedly raped and killed by four men who forced them to consume insecticide, the police said on Tuesday, August 10.
The two minor girls aged 14 and 16 were sisters. They lived with their mother who works as a laborer. The accused Arun Pandit, Ram Suhag, Bhukhan, and Phool Chand are migrant workers, aged between 22 and 25 years, and lived in a room they rented next to the victims.
Night of the incident
On August 5 and 6, the night of the incident, the accused allegedly forced their way into the victims’ homes and threatened their mother. The four men then raped the two minor girls and afterward, made them consume an insecticide, police officials said.
When the girls’ condition started to deteriorate, the woman’s neighbors sent the girls to Jagniwan Ram hospital in New Delhi where they died during treatment.
According to the police official, the girls were immediately rushed to a hospital in Delhi. One of them was declared dead by doctors, while the other died during treatment.
Bitten by a snake
The accused menaced the mother and asked her to tell the police that her daughters were bitten by a snake. SHO of Kundli Police Station Ravi Kumar said, ‘Fearing for her life, initially the mother of the girls had told hospital authorities too that the two sisters had been bitten by a snake.”
‘However, as we had suspicions, we questioned the woman intensely and she broke down telling the real story,’ he said, adding that the postmortem report confirmed sexual assault and poisoning.
Ravi Kumar said the police swung into action immediately and the four accused were nabbed on Tuesday. A case has been registered under relevant provisions of the law.