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Lakhimpur Kheri Again On Spotlight Over Killing Of Dalit Sisters

Alleged Rape And Killing Of Dalit Sisters Erupted Rage In Lakhimpur Kheri 

Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district is again burning under the flames of rage among villagers over the alleged rape and murder of Dalit sisters whose bodies were found hanging on a tree in a nearby village.

The alleged incident in which two minor Dalit sisters, aged 15 and 17, were raped and killed happened under the Nighasan police station limits of Lakhimpur Kheri district. 

The deceased’s family claimed that three youths from a nearby village had abducted the girls working in the fields and taken them to a nearby field where they first raped and later killed them. The family, anguished by the girls killing, staged a demonstration at the Nighasan crossing. The police, however, recovered the bodies and sent them for autopsy.

Looking to the matter’s sensitivity, Inspector-General of Police, Lucknow range, Laxmi Singh, and Lakhimpur Kheri Superintendent of Police Sanjiv Suman reached the spot and assured the villagers that the police would arrest the accused at the earliest. 

Briefing the media about the incident, SP Sanjiv Suman said that one local villager, Chhotu Gautam, and five others from a nearby village had been arrested so far. The five accused were identified as Junaid, Sohail, Hafeezul Rehman, Karimudeen and Aarif, of neighbouring Lalpur village.

The official said- “As per primary investigations, Sohail and Junaid raped and brutally murdered the girls while Chhotu acted as the facilitator“. Notably, the police claimed that the girls had a love affair with Junaid and Sohail, and when the girls proposed for marriage, the accused strangulated the sisters and hanged the bodies with the assistance of Hafeezul.

Pakistani Umpire Asad Rauf Died Of Cardiac Arrest 

Asad Rauf, the former ICC elite umpire from Pakistan, passed away in Lahore due to a cardiac arrest at 66. 

Rauf started his umpiring career in 2000 and was promoted to ICC’s elite panel in 2006. Following this, he went on to become one of Pakistan’s most prominent umpires in history.

The untimely death of the former umpire has shocked the cricket industry, and players associated with him condoled the umpire’s death. 

For a long time being, Rauf was not in the limelight. However, he came out in the news recently when a video of him went viral on social media. In the video, the umpire was seen selling the shoes at Pakistan’s famous Landa Bazaar. Responding to the video, the cricketer said he was tired of his umpiring career; that’s why he was trying himself in a new role.

Amit Shah To Sign Tripartite Agreement With Militant Outfits In Assam

In a major step to maintain the law and order situation in Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to sign a tripartite peace agreement with tribal militant outfits of Assam later this evening at Union Home Ministry in New Delhi. 

The parties associated with the peace agreement involve the Central government, Assam government, and five rebel outfits of Assam- All Adivasi National Liberation Army, Adivasi Cobra Militants of Assam, Birsa Commando Force, Santhal Tiger Force, and Adivasi People’s Army.

According to officials, the tribal outfits are under a ceasefire agreement following the suspension of operation years ago and are participating actively in peace talks thereafter.

The agreement between militant outfits and the government, as suggested by experts, is a major step in bringing normalcy to the North Eastern states.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 6,422 New Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.71%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, the country has recorded 6,422 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 46,389. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber daily covid-19 cases with registering 5,748 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 2.04% and 1.71%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 89.06 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 215.98 crore covid-19 doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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