The Uttar Pradesh police have arrested the accused named Lalit Sharma in Hathras on Tuesday (March 2) after he allegedly killed the father of the molestation victim. The accused allegedly shot the father of the victim, who had filed an FIR against him for molesting his daughter, police said. The Hathras Police in a tweet confirmed that they have apprehended the accused in the case and have initiated necessary action against the perpetrator.
According to the police murder accused Lalit Sharma is the son of Santosh Sharma. The incident took place in village Naujarpur of Sasni area in Uttar Pradesh. The Hathras police have assured that the remaining accused will also be arrested soon.
थाना सासनी क्षेत्र के ग्राम नौजरपुर में घटित घटना में पुलिस द्वारा त्वरित कार्यवाही करते हुये 01 नामजद हत्यारोपी ललित शर्मा पुत्र सन्तोष शर्मा को गिरफ्तार कर पुलिस द्वारा आवश्यक वैधानिक कार्यवाही की जा रही है। शेष अभियुक्तों की भी शीघ्र ही गिरफ्तारी की जायेगी। @dgpup @Uppolice pic.twitter.com/9Le9176gHq
— HATHRAS POLICE (@hathraspolice) March 2, 2021
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In another tweet, the sexual assault survivor was seen begging for justice in a video that has gone viral since then. She is heard pleading with the police for justice for her father and is heard claiming that there were a group of people who had visited their village and later shot her father. As per reports, her father was rushed to the nearby hospital but died on the way.
According to the annual National Crime Record Bureau’s “Crime in India” 2019 report released in September 2020, Uttar Pradesh topped the list with 59,853 cases of crime against women. The state also leads with the highest number of crimes against girl children under the POCSO Act with 7,444 cases, followed by Maharashtra (6,402) and Madhya Pradesh (6,053), according to the government data.