On June 4, the Uttar Pradesh police arrested a person recognized as Shil Kumar from a village in Shravasti beneath costs of rape and homicide. The sufferer is a 11-year-old Hindu girl, who was raped and murdered by the accused.
The sufferer’s household claimed that the accused is a Muslim man recognized as Muzaffar Ali son of Farooq Ali and that he’s a Rohingya Muslim.
A First Information Report (quantity–107/2023) was registered on the Gilaula police station of the Shravasti district on June 3, 2023.
In his criticism, the sufferer’s father, Ram Mohan Pathak informed the police that, he lives together with his household in Rampur Paida village of the Shravasti district. On June 3, his daughter Shruti Pathak (identify modified, surname retained) was sitting at residence when Shil arrived and took Shruti with him saying he had some work.
After a while when Shruti didn’t return residence, Pathak began in search of her, not solely Shruti however Shil was additionally lacking, he had executed one thing fallacious along with her and took away his daughter.
Following this criticism letter, an FIR was registered beneath sections of kidnapping IPC 363.
Shravasti police launched a press observe on June 4, stating they’ve arrested the accused Shil Kumar Parevpur village close to the Behraich-Balrampur freeway. After interrogation, the accused led them to the useless physique of the minor sufferer, close to the Mirchiha canal, beneath the bushes. Prima facie it appears just like the minor was murdered after rape.
Superintendent of Police Prachi Singh mentioned prima facie plainly the girl was killed after being raped.
The FIR was initially registered on the cost of kidnapping whereas IPC sections associated to rape and homicide, and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act had been added after the physique was discovered, the police officer mentioned.
Organiser known as up the sufferer’s father Ram Mohan on June 7 who mentioned that “I want justice for my daughter who was killed by this man mercilessly”.
He added the accused Shil is a Muslim man and when the police requested about his father’s identify he mentioned, it was Farooq Ali. The precise identify of Shil is Muzaffar Ali who posed as Shil and lived in the colony for years.
He is a Rohingya Muslim and has been dwelling as a Hindu with identify Shil Kumar son of Prem Nath Pathak.
Asked in regards to the work he does, Ram Mohan mentioned, Shil was a Kabadiwala and has a Shiavalaya, a small temple of Bhagwan Shiva at his residence. His mom can also be a Muslim girl however lives like a Hindu as in the event that they accepted Sanatan Dharma after shifting to India.
Recalling the occasions from the fateful day, Ram Mohan mentioned, it was round 1 in the afternoon that Shil got here asking for Shruti. Shil has a sister-in-law who has new child infants, Shruti preferred taking part in with them. When Shil got here asking for Shruti, he assumed her sister-in-law would have known as her.
It is a standard follow in small cities, nothing regarded fishy, he added.
He mentioned, Shil lived like a Brahmin and adopted all of the spiritual practices as noticed by Hindus, be it going into Durga Puja, Ganpati Visarjan or something organised in the colony. If one thing suspicious would have been traced, his daughter would have been alive.
He added he works as a social employee whereas his spouse is an ASHA (ANM), he has 5 youngsters apart from Shruti, the eldest of his daughters is an undergraduate, the opposite one is doing her intermediate, his son is in High School whereas the opposite one is in class 2. Shruti was learning in class 7, he added.
Asked why did he not embody the precise identify of Shil in the FIR, he added, the paperwork present he’s Shil and never Muzaffar, the police thought of the paperwork solely.
This correspondent posted an replace on Twitter asking the Sharvasti police to revise the press observe, which confirmed the identify of the accused as Shil and never Muzaffar, asking to analyze the matter and unravel this as it’s a matter of nationwide safety.
To which the Shravasti police replied saying, “Sir, Whatever action has been taken in this case has been done on the basis of papers. Action will be taken according to whatever evidence is given. Please don’t twist the matter unnecessarily, otherwise, strict action will be taken against you for spreading communalism.”
Notably, Organiser has been calling the Gilaula police station since morning however the quantity talked about in the FIR as properly as the web site is at present switched off. As quickly as any replace on the Rohingya Muslim angle comes up, Organiser will revise this report.