A person accused of raping and killing a three-year-old lady in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district was arrested after an encounter with the police on Friday, police stated.
The accused, recognized as Lekhram, 35, from the lady’s village, sustained a bullet harm on his leg through the gunfight close to Bamhanpur village in Nighasan space within the district. He was rushed to Nighasan well being centre, the place he’s present process remedy and his situation is claimed to be steady.
A policeman from the particular weapons and techniques (SWAT) group additionally suffered minor bullet accidents in Friday’s encounter that was led by the district police chief, Satendra Kumar.
Deputy superintendent of police, Nighasan, Pradeep Kumar Verma confirmed the arrest.
The lady’s physique was present in a sugarcane area close to her village underneath Singhai police station limits of the district on Thursday, a day after she was reported lacking by her household.
Lakhimpur Kheri superintendent of police, Satendra Kumar, stated on Friday the autopsy examination had confirmed sexual assault. “The postmortem report has confirmed rape… strict motion shall be taken in opposition to the accused,” he stated, including: “If wanted, NSA will even be invoked in opposition to the accused.”
The lady died after being strangled, in response to the postmortem report.
Kumar stated that IPC part 376, pertaining to rape, and expenses underneath the safety of youngsters from sexual offences (POCSO) Act had been added to the FIR on the idea of the findings of the autopsy report.
The police initially suspected it to be a homicide over enmity between two households. The lady’s father had then accused Lekhram within the FIR filed on Wednesday, the day the lady had gone lacking.
That is the third such incident reported from the Kheri district in current weeks. Final month, two males have been arrested for allegedly raping and killing a 13-year-old lady in Isanagar police station space of the district.
On August 25,the physique of a 17-year-old Dalit lady was present in a pond outdoors her village underneath Neemgaon police station limits within the district. She was allegedly raped and killed close to her village.