Lakhimpur girl's murder: Constable arrested



Lucknow: Gunner of a circle officer was on Sunday arrested by the CB-CID team probing the death of a minor girl, who was found hanging inside Nighasan police station in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur district.

"Gunner of Circle officer Atiq Ahamad has been arrested by the CB-CID for his involvement killing a 14-year-old girl, who was hanging on Jun 10 in Lakhimpur Kheri," Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh told reporters here.

He said that during interrogation Ahamad has allegedly confessed to his involvement in the girl's murder.

On whether there was an attempt to rape, Singh denied but said that it was a molestation bid and the constable used to lure the girl and his past had corroborated this.

The charge-sheet in the matter would be filed soon in the court.

PTI