Uttar Pradesh: Rahul, Priyanka condemn toddler’s murder in Aligarh

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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday condemned the brutal killing of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district and demanded strict action against the accused.

Rahul Gandhi asked the UP police to act swiftly to bring the killers to justice

“The horrific murder of a little girl in Aligarh, UP has shocked and disturbed me. How can any human being treat a child with such brutality? This terrible crime must not go unpunished. The UP police must act swiftly to bring the killers to justice,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.

Priyanka condemned the incident, calling it an “inhuman, unspeakable crime”.

“The brutal murder in Aligarh is yet another inhuman, unspeakable crime against an innocent child. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain her parents must feel. What has become of us?” Priyanka tweeted.

Congress party also tweeted, “We are angry & outraged at the gruesome murder of a three-year-old child in Aligarh. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family during this time of grief. We hope that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are swiftly brought to justice by the Govt.”

Earlier in the day, renowned lyricist Javed Akhtar had demanded public hanging for those involved in the brutal murder of a toddler girl

“This case should be fast tracked in the courts by daily hearings . Any one can guess the inevitable and obvious verdict of any court on this most heinous crime possible . Wish he could be hanged publicly,” Akhtar tweeted.

The girl’s body was found on June 2 in a garbage dump. According to the Police, the girl was strangled to death and her eyes were gouged out in a revenge crime over a financial dispute her father had with the accused.

Meanwhile, two persons have been arrested in connection with the crime, said police.