The badly mutilated body of a two-year-old, with an arm missing and multiple injuries, including some on her private parts, was found from a garbage pile on Sunday in Aligarh’s Tappal area.
Police investigation has established that Tinkle Sharma was brutally murdered by her neighbour Mohammed Jahed to avenge the ‘humiliation’ he felt when asked to return the Rs. 10000 he owed to Tinkle’s parents, reports Hindi daily Amar Ujala.
Police has arrested Mohammed Jahed and one accomplice Aslam, and are investigating if more people are involved in the ghastly crime.
The toddler’s family believe she was raped and tortured before being murdered, but post mortem has thus far remained inconclusive. Times of India reports SP (rural) Manilal Patidar as saying, “The post mortem report of the deceased was inconclusive as the body was badly disintegrated. The girl’s vaginal swab will be tested to determine the exact cause of death.”
Tinkle had disappeared on the morning of 30 May while playing outside her home in Tappal, Aligarh district, UP. Police say she was lured into his home by neighbour Jahed, who then proceeded to strangle her with a dupatta before stuffing the child’s dead body in a bag of straw. When the decomposing body started smelling, he threw it in a garbage dump near his house.
On Sunday morning, a garbage collector saw the badly decomposed body and raised an alarm. Tinkle’s body was blood-soaked, her right arm was missing and her hair appeared burnt. Family members suspect she was raped and burnt with acid.
The girl’s father Banwari Lal Sharma works as a labourer while her mother is a homemaker. She was an only child, with her mother having suffered an earlier miscarriage, informs Dainik Jagran. As the news spread in the area, locals blocked traffic by placing the girl’s body on the road and demanded immediate action against the accused. Senior police officials reached the spot and pacified the crowd.
The girl’s family have alleged police apathy and demanded action against SHO KP Singh Chahal, who has now been transferred to district police lines pending enquiry.
In a similar case from last year, four-year-old Payal Prasad was brutally murdered by 20-year-old powerloom worker Abed Mohammad Ajmir Shaikh in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra over a mere Rs 1500 that Shaikh owed to Payal’s father, a paan shop owner.
Despite such frequent instances of Hindus being victimized reported from all over Bharat, the prevailing wisdom in left-liberal circles remains that ‘Muslims & Christians are under siege in Modi’s India’, with fake news of Muslim victimhood being manufactured on a regular basis.
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