Rahul Gandhi, Kejriwal meets family of minor girl raped, killed in Delhi

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, met the family of the nine-year –old girl who was allegedly raped, murdered, and cremated without her parents’ consent in Delhi’s Old Nangal crematorium.

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday tweeted, “The daughter of a Dalit is also the daughter of the country”.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also demanded capital punishment for culprits. Kejriwal tweeted in on Tuesday – “The murder of a 9-year-old innocent in Delhi after the rape is very shameful. There is a need to improve law and order in Delhi. The culprits should be given capital punishment at the earliest. Going to meet the victim’s family tomorrow, will do everything possible to help the family in this fight for justice,”

According to the police “a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by a priest and three employees of a crematorium near Delhi Cantonment in south-west Delhi on Sunday.

On  the basis of the statement of the minor’s mother, Delhi Police has registered a case against four accused who alleged raped, murdered and cremated  her daughter without their consent on Sunday.

The accused have been booked under Sections 302, 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code, along with the relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the SC/ST Act.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, South West Ingit Pratap Singh said’ at around 5.30 pm on Sunday, the girl, who lived with her parents near the crematorium, went to fetch water from the water cooler of the crematorium.

“At around 6 pm, the priest and the other three men called the girl’s mother and showed her the girl’s body. They claimed that the girl died while having water from the cooler,” he said.

“The priest and others convinced the woman that if she makes a PCR call, the police will make a case out of it and during post mortem the doctors will steal all organs of the girl. They allegedly made her agree that it was better to cremate the body,” Singh said.