(PTI) Six persons were detained this week in connection to the murder and rape of two teenage sisters from Dalit in Nighasan here, police said.
The girls were discovered hanging from the tree of a field of sugarcane, close to their home on Wednesday.
Lakhimpur Kheri superintendent of Police (SP) said to journalists, “We have arrested Junaid, Sohail, Hafizur Rehman, Karimuddin, Arif and Chottu in an overnight operation.”
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Junaid as well as Sohail were involved in a relationship with two sisters The SP confirmed.
“As per preliminary investigation, the two sisters left their home on Wednesday afternoon on the persuasion of Junaid and Sohail. Junaid and Sohail have confessed that they strangulated the girls after raping them,” stated the SP.
The mother of the girls has claimed on Wednesday that they were killed.