Unnao horror: Two girls found dead; kin seek CBI probe
The families of the two girls, who were found dead in a field in Unnao's Baburaha village, on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the incident.
Tied with 'dupatta', three minor girls were found in an unconscious state in Unnao's Baburaha village. Two of them were declared brought dead at the district hospital while the third was referred to a private hospital in Kanpur in a critical condition. The girls, aged 13, 16 and 17, were found in their field on Wednesday night.
According to the police, the three girls had gone to their fields to cut grass on Wednesday afternoon. When they did not return till late evening, their family members went out to search for them and found them lying unconscious in the field.
Meanwhile, the families of the two girls, who were found dead in a field in Unnao's Baburaha village, on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the incident. A three-member panel of doctors has been set up to supervise the post mortem.
Meanwhile, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have tweeted about the incident. Rahul said women in UP -- not only Dalits -- are facing a violation of human rights. "The Congress party will fight to ensure justice for such victims," he tweeted in Hindi.
Priyanka said in a Facebook post that the incident was 'heart-wrenching'. She asked the state government to shift the third girl to Delhi for advanced treatment and ensure justice for the families. Priyanka said that according to reports, the families were 'under house arrest' which is unacceptable.
Superintendent of Police, Unnao, Anand Kulkarni, told reporters that the three girls are cousins. "A white substance was oozing out of their mouths, and was visible, when the police teams reached there," he said. The two bodies have been sent for post mortem. Family members have alleged murder. "Why would the girls tie their own hands and feet if they were committing suicide? It is a clear case of murder," said a family member.
On the other side, the Baburaha village where the incident took place, is seeing a heavy deployment of police.