A day after arrests, families of Unnao victims, accused in shock

A day after the police arrested a youth and detained a minor for allegedly poisoning three younger ladies of a household in Unnao — ensuing within the dying of two and leaving the third in essential situation in hospital — the households of the ladies mentioned they had been nonetheless in shock and no nearer to discovering out what occurred.

“I’ll imagine it when my sister wakes up and I hear from her what occurred. We nonetheless desire a CBI inquiry,” the brother of the survivor mentioned on Saturday. The only real survivor of the incident is in a hospital in Kanpur, the place she was admitted in a essential situation on Wednesday evening.

Amid heavy deployment of police — each in uniform and plainclothes — the households of the useless ladies are in shock. “Solely the officers know what occurred,” mentioned the grandmother of one of many ladies.

The three ladies, who belong to a Dalit household in Unnao’s Asoha block are cousins, and had gone to their household’s fields on the outskirts of the village to collect fodder on Wednesday afternoon. When they didn’t return until late night, their members of the family went trying and located them mendacity unconscious and with froth at their mouth.They had been rushed to hospital the place two of them had been pronounced useless.

Inspector Basic (Lucknow vary) Laxmi Singh mentioned on Friday that Vinay, from a neighbouring village whose fields had been adjoining to the ladies’, poisoned the ladies when considered one of them refused to offer him her cellphone quantity. A minor, additionally from Vinay’s village had helped him transfer the ladies’ our bodies, IG Singh mentioned. Vinay has been arrested and his confession was being verified, she added.

Nonetheless, within the neighbouring village, Vinay’s sister Seema says she has by no means heard her brother converse concerning the ladies.

“If he had executed this, he wouldn’t have been calmly sitting at residence that night; he would have run away. He’s being framed,” Ms. Seema alleged.

Vinay, the eldest of six siblings of a Dalit household, had misplaced his job in a fowl feed making unit through the lockdown, his sister mentioned. Since then, he had been tending to the household’s fields.

The daddy of the 13-year-old who has additionally been detained, mentioned his son, Vinay and two others from the village had been taken away by the police on Wednesday evening. The IG, nevertheless, mentioned solely two youth had been apprehended within the case.

Echoing the demand of the household of the useless ladies, the daddy mentioned, “We would like a CBI inquiry. We don’t know who has framed our kids, however they should face God.”

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