UP police must act swiftly to bring killers to justice: Rahul Gandhi on Aligarh minor’s murder


Shocked over the brutal murder of a two-and-half-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday urged the state police to act swiftly and bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice.

“The horrific murder of a little girl in Aligarh, UP has shocked and disturbed me. How can any human being treat a child with such brutality? This terrible crime must not go unpunished. The UP police must act swiftly to bring the killers to justice,” Gandhi tweeted.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also took to Twitter to express her pain over the “unspeakable crime against an innocent child.”

“The brutal murder in Aligarh is yet another inhuman, unspeakable crime against an innocent child. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain her parents must feel. What has become of us?” she tweeted.

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The minor was brutally murdered by two people after her parents allegedly failed to pay a loan of Rs. 10,000.

The accused, identified as Zahid and Aslam, have been arrested and were charged with kidnapping and murder.

The Police on Friday informed that the case will be probed under the National Security Act (NSA) and that they will try to get it transferred to a fast-track court.

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