Lucknow: In less than 48 hours, the Unnao Police unraveled the mystery behind the death of two minor dalit girls in Baburaha village in Unnao on Wednesday late evening.
The police have arrested two youth, identified as Vinay alias Lamboo and Raju, in connection with the poisoning of three minor dalit girls, two of them died. Both are residents of neighbouring Pathakpura village. Police said that Raju is a minor.
The police claimed that Vinay was having a one-sided love-affair with one of the girls. He had asked for the mobile number of the girl but she refused to share. The girl had spurned his offer to be friendly with him also.
Enraged with rejection, the jilted lover Vinay invited the girl to meet him at their fields on Wednesday afternoon. The girl took her two sisters along on the pretext of collecting fodder for animals. On the way, they bought few packets of chips.
Vinay came there with chips packets and a water bottle along with his friend Raju. He had mixed some strong pesticide in the water bottle. He offered snacks to girls. They all shared and ate chips.
Then they drank water from the bottle Vinay brought. Vinay told police that he only wanted to offer the water bottle to the girl he loved but they all drank. After a few minutes they fell unconscious.
The IG Lakshmi Singh said that Vinay has admitted his crime. The police got a clue when the CFL team and dog squad inspected the crime site. The Police had recovered a few empty chips, kurkure packets and a wrapper of pesticide 25 metres away from the field. The CFL team also found beetel stains and cigarette butts.
After sniffing chips packets, the Police dog ran towards the shop from where girls and Vinay had bought chips and salty snacks. The police had seized chips packets from the shop and the shop owner told police that Vinay and girls had bought chips and snacks from his shop on Wednesday.
The IG claimed that a few villagers had seen the two running from the fields on Wednesday. The police said that the location of Vinay’s mobile also confirms his presence at the crime scene.
They had plans to sexually assault them once they were unconscious but ran away when they saw white foam oozing out of their mouth after drinking water.
The third girl Roshini is battling for life in Regency Hospital. A murder case has been registered against the arrested youth.