Pilibhit, October 2
The body of an 11-year-old girl, who was witness to her 15-year-old sister's relationship with a 20-year-old man and was allegedly killed by him in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district, was exhumed on Sunday on the orders of the district magistrate.
According to a senior police officer investigating the matter, on the night of September 25, the daughter of a local sanitation worker saw her sister with the accused man inside her house after which he strangled her.
The elder sister did not sound their parents.
However, the parents became suspicious of the elder daughter's behaviour and she spilled the beans three days later. She said she had been threatened by the man not to report the matter.
SHO Ajit Kumar said, "The victim's brother registered an FIR under Sections 302 (murder) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC against the man on September 29. The accused was taken into custody and is being interrogated."
Kheri SP Ganesh Prasad Saha said if required, police would make the elder sister a co-accused.
"We recorded her statement under Section 161 of the CrPC. She will be produced before the court on Monday," the SP said, adding that the body had been sent for post-mortem.
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