Toddler Murder Case: 5 cops suspended, sexual assault under consideration
Aligarh : Five policemen, including a Station House Officer, have been suspended from their duties after it was alleged that they delayed registering a case of a missing toddler who was brutally killed in Aligarh.
The suspension comes days after the mutilated body of the toddler was found from the garbage dump in Uttar Pradesh.
The murdered toddler was missing from the Tappal township since May 30.
A case in this regard was registered by the Tappal police station officials on May 31, a day after she had gone missing. Two suspects have been arrested and police say the case is a fallout of a monetary dispute.
According to the police, the suspects - Zahid and Aslam - have confessed to murdering the toddler after her father failed to return Rs 10,000 he had borrowed from them.
The post mortem report says that the toddler was strangled to death. There was however no sign of sexual assault, though this cannot be ruled out at this stage, stated a report.
ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar reportedly said, “The case will be fast-tracked. POCSO will also be included in the FIR. As of now, sexual assault is not ruled out.”
June 7, 2019