#JusticeForTwinkleSharma: Everything You Need to Know About the Murder of 2.5-Year-Old GirlTop Stories

June 08, 2019 16:29
#JusticeForTwinkleSharma: Everything You Need to Know About the Murder of 2.5-Year-Old Girl

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An incident involving a kid has once again shaken entire India. A 2.5-year-old girl of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh was choked to death by a man who had an with her family over a loan of Rs. 10,000.

The dead body of the victim, Twinkle Sharma, was recovered on June 2, three days after she went missing.

According to the police, the accused (Zahid) had an argument with the girl’s family, a night before she went missing, over a loan amounting to Rs 10,000 that he had taken from her grandfather. The family claimed that Zahid had threatened to take ‘revenge’ from them for the ‘humiliation’ caused to him by their heated argument.

Two men from the neighborhood, Zahid and his accomplice Aslam, have been arrested for the crime.

On interrogation, Zahid confessed that he had lured the girl into his house by offering her a biscuit when she was playing outside his house. He then choked her with a dupatta and hid the body in his accomplice Aslam’s house before dumping it in the garbage.

Reportedly the girl was raped and her eyes were gouged. However, the postmortem report has ruled out rape and confirmed death by strangulation. Aligarh police also confirmed that that the child’s eyes were not gouged out, but appeared so because of the decomposed state in which the body was found.

Family Demands Justice

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The victim’s father has threatened that he will sit on an indefinite fast if the police don't arrest Zahid’s family. The victim’s mother has also made a serious allegation against the co-accused Aslam of raping his own 4-year-old daughter in the past. She has appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath to award death penalty to the culprits.

Widespread Protests

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There have been widespread protests in Aligarh with people blocking the roads demanding justice for Twinkle. Following the protests, five policemen have been suspended for neglecting their duties. Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have also condemned the murder and demanded the Uttar Pradesh police to punish the killers.

Bollywood Demands Justice

 By Sowmya Sangam

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