Responding to the shocking incident that has drawn widespread condemnation across the country, the Aligarh Police said they will try the accused killers of a two-year-old under National Security Act (NSA) and transfer the case to a fast track court.
The girl whose eyes were gouged out and hands cut was killed over an alleged unpaid Rs. 10,000 loan dispute between the girl's family and the perpetrators, identified as Zahid and Aslam, who also happened to be neighbours of the victim's family.
While Zahid allegedly murdered the child, Aslam helped him in committing the crime.
Mutilated remains of victim found on June 2
According to reports, the girl's body was found on June 2 in a dumping yard near her house, three days after she went missing. The mutilated body was discovered after a pack of stray dogs was spotted carrying what appeared to be human body parts.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Akash Kulhari told ANI, "The girl's father told us that he had a money dispute with Zahid who had threatened the former with dire consequences. We questioned Zahid and it was revealed that the body was hidden at Aslam's house. The body was later found at the garbage dump."
Rape ruled out
A postmortem conducted under the supervision of a three-doctor team confirmed the cause of death by strangulation but ruled out the possibility of rape, the police said.
Meanwhile, a case has also been registered against Zahid and Aslam under sections 302 (punishment for murder) and 363 (punishment for kidnapping) of the Indian Penal Code.