AGRA: The Mathura police on Thursday arrested a Dalit woman and her brother-in-law for allegedly masterminding the murder of her six-year-old son and then framing an for the crime in order to seek under the SC/ST Act.
According to police, the accused woman, Guddi, received a compensation of Rs 4.5 lakh in the case under the provisions of the SC/ST Act.
Police said that one Raja Babu Azad, who belongs to the same village, allegedly helped them executing their plan. A case has been registered under relevant sections of IPC against him also but he has not been arrested so far.
According to police, the woman had planned the murder of her son, Prince, after he learnt about her illicit affair with his uncle. On July 19, Guddi had asked her paramour and brother-in-law, Aakash, to take Prince with him for buying some food item for him from a shop and kill him. She herself went to the market in Naujheel area to avoid any direct suspicion.
Aakash took Prince to a nearby field where he allegedly strangulated him with a cot string and then threw his body in a well. He subsequently spread a word that Prince has been missing. The boy’s body was recovered from the well the next day.
Taking advantage of the fact that her husband, Subhash, had been allegedly murdered by one Mukesh Sharma of the same village earlier this year, Guddi along with Raja Babu filed a complaint against six members of the Sharma family, accusing them of Prince’s murder.
Local residents said that Mukesh and Subhash had an altercation over some financial matter in April during which the former had slapped the latter. They claimed that Subhash, who was an alcoholic, had fallen down and had sustained some injuries. He died a few days later and Mukesh was booked for his murder.
Guddi was reportedly paid Rs 8 lakh compensation under the SC/ST ACT.
Following her husband’s death, Guddi started having relations with Aakash and somehow Prince learnt about it. To get him out of the way and to lead their lives together, the duo planned to kill him and frame the Sharma’s family members for his murder.
Talking to TOI, Mathura SP (Rural) Aditya Shukla said that during interrogation, Guddi and Aakash had confessed to the crime and told the police that they were planning to get the full compensation amount and move to Faridabad. He said they were planning to buy a house with the money.
The duo have been booked under sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).
He said, police will file a report of 169 CrPC (release of accused when evidence deficient) in the court for the release of Bachu Sharma, who has been jailed for Prince’s killing.
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