Chandigarh, Oct 23 (IANS): A lynch mob went berserk on Friday and assaulted an accused and his grandfather, who had been in police custody on costs of raping and burning a six-year-old woman of a migrant labourer in Punjab’s Tanda city.
The mob demanded the handover of the accused — Gurpreet Singh and his grandfather Surjit Singh — so they might punish them with their very own arms and produce justice to the sufferer.
The accused allegedly killed the kid after which burnt her physique after which the half-burnt physique was discovered from their home, police mentioned in regards to the crime that passed off on Thursday.
The Nationwide Fee for Safety of Little one Rights has taken suo-moto cognizance of the crime and sought a report from the state inside three days.
The woman’s half-burnt physique was discovered on the residence of the accused in Jalalpur village in Tanda in Hoshiarpur district on Thursday night, the police mentioned.
The accused have been arrested on costs of homicide and rape underneath the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The police took the accused to a hospital in Tanda on Friday for his or her medical examination when the mob attacked them. The police rescued them because the mob broke down windowpanes of the hospital.
As per the primary info report, accused Gurpreet took the woman to his dwelling the place he allegedly raped her.
Expressing shock, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh mentioned he has directed the Director Basic of Police to make sure correct investigation and that challan is offered speedily.
“Name for quick trial and exemplary punishment to the responsible by the courtroom,” he knowledgeable in a tweet.
Taking cognizance of media stories, the Nationwide Fee for Safety of Little one Rights in a missive to the Senior Superintendent of Police sought particulars of the crime, together with a duplicate of the FIR, motion taken in opposition to the accused and submit mortem particulars, inside three days.