UP teen murder: BJP accuses police of foul play
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Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 16:28
Lucknow: In the backdrop of alleged rape and murder of a teenaged girl and a custodial death in the state, BJP Thursday said it appeared that the state police has started "following the footsteps" of BSP leaders and MLAs.

"There has been a direct involvement of police in these two cases and it seems that they too are following the footsteps of BSP ministers and MLAs, who do not hesitate in taking law in their hands," BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said here.

The body of the 14-year-old girl was found hanging inside the Nighasan police station in the district on Friday, sparking protests from opposition parties which demanded nothing short a CBI probe.

Chief Minister Mayawati yesterday said she would not object to a CBI inquiry if the victim's family wanted it.

Pathak said, "The rise in the crime graph clearly indicated the slackness on the law and order front and also puts the chief minister Mayawati, who has been claiming improvement in the situation, in the dock."

Yesterday the state police claimed that investigation into the death of Savita revealed that her kidney was taken out and eaten by an exorcist Gaya Prasad.

Prasad who was arrested with the girl's uncle Anil Maurya, died in police custody leading to suspension of four policemen including the station officer.

Citing findings of a report by a BJP team which recently visited Barabanki village where the body of the girl was recovered on June 11, Pathak claimed police framed the uncle and another person in the case terming the latter as an exorcist who was later beaten to death in police custody.

Demanding that the postmortem report of both the girl and the man be made public, he also demanded a compensation of Rs ten lakh each to the family of the deceased.


First Published: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 16:28

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