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2 girls batter killer to death
To be honoured by police
Bijendra Ahlawat/TNS

Rohtak, June 19
A ‘most wanted’ criminal was killed in bizarre fashion early on Saturday morning by two teenaged girls, Suman ( 17) and Poonam (18) at Karontha village. Police announced plans to reward the girls for their bravery.

The high drama, according to the police, started around 5.30 am when two men on a motorcycle arrived at the house of Sube Singh and asked for his son, Rajesh. When the latter emerged from the house, the visitors whipped out firearms and shot at him. Both Sube Singh and Rajesh, however, were alert enough to grapple with the assailants and screamed for help.

In the scuffle that followed, the assailants managed to kill Sube Singh while his son was also hit by a bullet. Their screams brought the two girls out of the house and they too got into a scuffle with the criminals.

While the girls were armed only with sticks, the police stated, one of the wanted criminals was hit by a stray bullet, fired either form his own firearm or from that of his accomplice. This appears to have unnerved the two and while one of them slumped to the ground, the other fled, leaving his firearm behind.

The enraged or the ‘nervous’ teenagers then set about thrashing Rakesh, who was wanted in four different cases by the police. It is not clear if others also joined in beating him but he succumbed on the spot.

The two girls — Suman (17) and Poonam (18) — are aunt and niece in relation. While Poonam studies in a college at Rohtak, Suman is a student of class XII. Poonam is a his death. The other criminal, however, fled leaving behind his revolver.The criminals wanted to eliminate Rajesh, who was a witness in a murder case that took place at Israna village last year in which a relative of the latter was killed, said DIG Anil Kumar Rao.

Rao said it was due to the exceptional courage shown by the two girls that Rakesh, a most-wanted criminal, was killed. He said Rakesh was involved in at least four cases of crime. He said the police would honour the girls and give them a reward and appreciation letter for showing exceptional bravery. 





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