Hathras not only in UP but in Jharkhand too said Jharkhand High court

Hathras not only in UP but in Jharkhand too said Jharkhand High court : Minor girl burnt alive

Reacting to another horrific case of the murder of a minor girl and the subsequent inaction and ineffectiveness of the police, the Jharkhand High Court has observed that Hathras wasn’t just a place in Uttar Pradesh, but exists in Jharkhand as well. The court was referring to the brutal killing of a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Hathras that has enraged the country.The Jharkhand case – it happened in Giridih – was as horrific. The FIR filed by a 15-year old girl’s father Shankar Paswan says that Pintu Paswan, a man who lives in Dhanwar, had sprinkled kerosene on Shankar’s daughter and had set her aflam.
The counsel appearing for the petitioner submitted that the police were not investigating the allegations leveled in the FIR properly. He further said that the accused persons, who are named in the FIR, are roaming freely in the village, being emboldened by the inaction of the police.

The bench the Director-General of Police, Jharkhand, to immediately constitute an SIT to investigate the case being Dhanwar P.S. Case No. 63 of 2020.”
The bench further stated: “This heinous incident needs an immediate and proper investigation to bring to light the correct fact and to book the real accused persons. The way the investigation proceeded is absolutely unsatisfactory. No seriousness is shown by the investigating officer, nor even by the supervising authority in this case. The urgency is absolutely lacking. This court cannot keep its eyes shut and ignore this type of lackluster and shoddy investigation. Seriousness and urgency ought to have been shown by the investigating authorities. They have miserably failed as there is no substantial progress in the investigation even after a lapse of six months.”
In his writ application, the petitioner had also prayed for action against the culprits who are free and threatening the family. He also requested the court to remove the lock from his house that has been closed illegally on the pretext of investigation for the last four months.

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