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UP, Unnao:  Two girls killed by poisoning, one murdered allegedly by unrequited love

IndiaUP, Unnao:  Two girls killed by poisoning, one murdered allegedly by unrequited love

UP, Unnao:  The accused said he was in love with the victim who refused to give him her phone number, so he planned to kill her.

The background of the tragedy was teenager, Vinay Kumar, alias Lambu had earlier befriended one of the girls during the lockdown, and they used to meet in the fields to talk. He eventually asked for her number, and in his words, Vinay told the police, according to PTI, “When I asked her this month to give me her phone number, she did not give due to which I was angry and decided to kill her.”

On Wednesday noon, February 17th, the girls went to a field in Asoha village of Unnao.  They did not return.  According to Vinay Kumar, the accused, they carried snacks and after eating snacks, when the girls asked for water, Vinay Kumar gave the girl a water bottle, which was water mixed with pesticide.  He did not know that the three girls would drink from the same water bottle.  It is reported he says he tried to stop them.  When they fainted after drinking the water, he panicked and fled from the scene.

According to PTI, the accused, Vinay Kumar told the police that he owned a piece of agricultural land at Baburaha village, near which the three girls were found on Wednesday night.

The senior police officer reported that the ‘namkeen’ packets bought by two of the girls and the prime accused were recovered from the crime spot, along with a cigarette butt and an empty water bottle.

Lucknow Range IG Laxmi Singh told PTI, “The third girl was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition but is presently “stable”.

The last rites of two Dalit girls found dead in UP’s Unnao were carried out.  One mother is reported as saying, “This is murder, we want a CBI probe.”  A statement by the father of one of the girls, which is attached to the FIR.  It states that scarves were tied around the girls’ necks and all the three girls had froth coming out of their mouths.

The girls were first taken to a nursing home and the doctor refused to treat them, and they were then taken to the CHC Asoha Government Hospital where two girls were declared dead on arrival.  The third girl in a critical condition was given emergency treatment, the father says.  The third girl was later transferred to Unnao District Hospital.  Her condition is now stable, responding to treatment and the Kanpur Hospital suspects poisoning.

The police have charged the accused with Sections 302 (murder) and Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code.

The police have charged the accused with Sections 302 (murder) and Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code.

Unnao District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar said the Uttar Pradesh government will give a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the deceased girls.

Rs 2 lakhs will be given to the family of the third girl who is fighting for her life, DM Ravindra Kumar added that the cost of her treatment will be borne by the Uttar Pradesh government.

 

 

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