Initially a First Investigation Report (FIR) was registered against seven people, which included the two constables, following which both of them have been suspended. Till now four people, including one of the constables have been arrested in the incident.
Reacting on this tragic incident of gang-rape and murder and involvement of police constables in it, Former DGP of UP Prakash Singh said to merinews.com that there were criminal elements in the police and this is how they are behaving.
“I feel that they (cops) should be treated as a criminals and should be given enhanced punishments and I think the law provides for that. If the policemen are found guilty under custodial rape or any other case they should be given punishment, no quarter-ship should be given to them and no mercy should be shown to them.”
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has also reacted quickly and took suo moto cognizance of the case.
The accused in the case Avdhesh, Brijesh and Pappu might be from the same family and residents of Katra village. The villagers after knowing about the entire incident gathered at the spot and blocked the Ushait-Lilawan road. They refused to handover the bodies of the two girls for postmortem and demanded suspension of all the policemen at Ushait police station. They also demanded a visit by the state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to the village.
As per the latest reports coming in, the situation has now been brought under the control by the police.