A 19-year-old girl of Thakur community was shot by her father and two brothers when they found a Dalit youth in her room at their house in Etmadpur police station area of Agra Monday night. The accused allegedly pumped five bullets in the girl’s body.
The victim’s father, Ashok Sikarwar, initially tried to frame the youth for the murder.
However, after preliminary investigation found his involvement in the murder, Sikarwar was arrested and produced before court Tuesday. Two of Sikarwar’s sons, Sachin and Vipin, were also found to be involved and are absconding, said Etmadpur police station station officer (SO) Amit Kumar.
The SO said Sher Singh (25) of Chaugan village, who was allegedly having an affair with Ruchi (19) of the same village, reportedly entered the girl’s house and went to her room Monday night. Ruchi’s father woke up, called his sons and went inside the girl’s room. As the girl ran outside, the father and sons are said to have fired at the girl with a licensed revolver and country-made weapons, killing her on the spot.
Sher Singh, however, bolted the door from inside. When he did not open the door, the girl’s family locked the door from outside and raised an alarm. Locals rushed to the house and were told that dacoits had shot the girl and one of them was locked inside the room.
“A police team reached and took Sher Singh in custody,” said the SO. During questioning, Sher Singh revealed that the girl’s father and her two brothers had killed her. The girl’s father was brought to the police station where he confessed to his crime.