Aligarh, June 8: With the pressure mounting in the murder case of 2.5 years old Twinkle Sharma, Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday informed that they have arrested four people including main accused Zahid and his wife. Police also informed that the body of Twinkle was wrapped in a cloth belonging to Zahid's wife.
Informing about the development in the case, Aligarh SSP Akash Kulhari stated, as ANI quotes, "Four people including main accused Zahid and his wife arrested. The body was wrapped in a cloth belonging to Zahid's wife. We've met victim family and they've demanded that the accused should be hanged till death. Charge-sheet to be filed." Twinkle Sharma Murder Case: Uttar Pradesh Police Suspends 5 Officials For Negligence, Forms SIT to Probe Incident
Earlier answering to the questions of reporters in Lucknow, ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar had said, "The case will be fast-tracked. POCSO will also be included in the FIR. As of now, sexual assault is not ruled out." While Kulhari said vaginal swab and slides have been sent to a forensic science laboratory.
UP Police suspended five of their men for negligence after National Commission for Protection of Child Rights sought fact-finding inquiry report from SSP and UP State Commission for Women Chairperson demanded the case of the murder of 2.5-year-old in Aligarh to be taken up in a fast track court.
During the initial investigation, it was confirmed that Twinkle Sharma died due to strangulation and there was no sign of sexual assault, says the post-mortem report. The probe also found out that the murder took place over the repayment of an Rs 10,000-loan. Twinkle Sharma Murder Case: NCPCR Seeks Fact Finding Inquiry Report From SSP Aligarh
With the news of toddler's body found in a garbage dump near her house gained momentum on social media, eminent politicians and Bollywood celebrities condemned the horrific murder in Aligarh's Tappal. Following this, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday tweeted and condemned the horrific murder of a 2.5-year-old girl in Aligarh.