#JusticeForTwinkleSharma: Everything You Need to Know About the Murder of 2.5-Year-Old GirlJune 08, 2019 16:29
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An incident involving a kid has once again shaken entire India. A 2.5-year-old girl of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh was choked to death by a man who had an with her family over a loan of Rs. 10,000.
The dead body of the victim, Twinkle Sharma, was recovered on June 2, three days after she went missing.
According to the police, the accused (Zahid) had an argument with the girl’s family, a night before she went missing, over a loan amounting to Rs 10,000 that he had taken from her grandfather. The family claimed that Zahid had threatened to take ‘revenge’ from them for the ‘humiliation’ caused to him by their heated argument.
Two men from the neighborhood, Zahid and his accomplice Aslam, have been arrested for the crime.
On interrogation, Zahid confessed that he had lured the girl into his house by offering her a biscuit when she was playing outside his house. He then choked her with a dupatta and hid the body in his accomplice Aslam’s house before dumping it in the garbage.
Reportedly the girl was raped and her eyes were gouged. However, the postmortem report has ruled out rape and confirmed death by strangulation. Aligarh police also confirmed that that the child’s eyes were not gouged out, but appeared so because of the decomposed state in which the body was found.
Family Demands Justice
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The victim’s father has threatened that he will sit on an indefinite fast if the police don't arrest Zahid’s family. The victim’s mother has also made a serious allegation against the co-accused Aslam of raping his own 4-year-old daughter in the past. She has appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath to award death penalty to the culprits.
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There have been widespread protests in Aligarh with people blocking the roads demanding justice for Twinkle. Following the protests, five policemen have been suspended for neglecting their duties. Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have also condemned the murder and demanded the Uttar Pradesh police to punish the killers.
Bollywood Demands Justice
The horrible, barbaric rape,murder of a 3 year old In Aligarh,the criminals,who gouged her eyes, mutilated her body,depraved evil,inhuman & barbaric. Must Hang. The law must act fast! #justicefortwinkle @smritiirani #twinklesharma— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) June 6, 2019
Horrified, upset and angry to know about baby #TwinkleSharma! This is definitely not the kind of world we want for our children. We need immediate and strictest punishment for such a heinous crime. #JusticeForTwinkle— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 7, 2019
It is heartbreaking to hear about the horrific murder of the two and a half year old little girl In Aligarh. I would request @smritiirani to ensure that swift action is taken against the perpetrators of this heinous crime. #JusticeForTwinkle— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) June 6, 2019
So @aligarhpolice has clarified on my tweet that little #twinklesharma wasn't raped . In any case she was murdered & this does not make it any less of an in-human act and we demand #JusticeForTwinkle #JusticeForTwinkleSharma https://t.co/QKCO2UsCAq— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) June 6, 2019
Im sorry Twinkle that you had to you live in a world where Humans no longer understand Humanity!!!! May God look over you for Eternity as you are an Angel !!!! #ImSorry— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) June 6, 2019
Dear Women, you can change the world by not giving birth to morons. When you can't raise them, don't create them!— Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) June 6, 2019
Dear lawmakers, we need dangerous punishments for Acid attacks and Rapes. Crimes against girls should come to an end!!#JusticeForTwinkle #Aligarh #TwinkleSharma pic.twitter.com/vuxbgfcG5S
I am so disturbed and heatbroken to know about Twinkle, a 2 and a half year old who was raped and killed in the most horrific way in Tappal near Aligarh. Justice has to prevail #justicefortwinkle— Hansika (@ihansika) June 7, 2019
What has happened to the world?! Extremely shocked #JusticeForTwinkle— BADSHAH (@Its_Badshah) June 7, 2019
By Sowmya Sangam