Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on thursday directed officials to impose the rigorous National Security Act (NSA) against the man arrested for supposedly raping and killing an 18-year-old girl in a Lakhimpur Kheri village.
The Chief Minister has also extended an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family and told them that the state government would get the case tried in a fast-track court to ensure that the guilty are punished at the earliest.
According to the police, the accused, identified only as Dilshad, confessed to the crime. Police said Dilshad followed her and revealed that during a heated argument later, he raped her and then slit her throat.
The body of the girl, a student of Class X, was found in a dry pond near her village on Tuesday. She had left her house on August 24 to fill an online form for research.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday sent a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and the state’s police chief over the incident. The NHRC in a statement observed that apparently, people with criminal intent have no fear and respect for the law. Innocent women, particularly from the vulnerable classes of the society are easily targeted by them.
“This is the duty of the state to make a fearless environment for its citizens so that they can live with respect and dignity,” the NHRC statement said.