Dalit girl may have been offered as sacrifice: SC commission
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 08, 2011, 17:34
  
Ghaziabad: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes has demanded an investigation into the murder of a dalit teenager here.

The deputy chairman of the NCSC Raj Kumar Virk has asked the police to heed to the demands of the girl's family, who suspect the killing to be a case of "human sacrifice" rather than murder.

Virk had visited the Jadopur village last evening where the young girl was allegedly murdered after being raped.

The girl's father Chet Ram, who had earlier lodged a case of rape and murder, now suspects his daughter was offered as a human sacrifice by his neighbour Jagdish.

The incident happened on February 4 when a 16-year-old dalit girl was found dead in a jungle near Pilakhwa village here.

Though rape has not yet been confirmed in the post-mortem report, the vaginal swabs of the victim have been sent for laboratory test in Agra, SSP Raghubir Lal said.

While the police has arrested four suspects in connection with the case, Jagdish is still at large.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, February 08, 2011, 17:34


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