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Sections of the Pocso Act have been added in the Dumka student murder case of Jharkhand. Earlier, in the statement recorded by the police, the age of the deceased Ankita was given as 19 years, which was later corrected to 15 years. Explain that the Jharkhand Child Welfare Committee (CWC) had recommended the SP to add sections under the POCSO Act in the case. The committee found that the age of the deceased was 15 years and not 19 as mentioned by the police in their recorded statement. At the same time, in this case, the father of the deceased also said that my daughter is 15 years old, the police must have heard her wrong while taking her statement. Because, she was in pain due to burn injuries. The police had asked for his Aadhar card and Class X certificate to correct him.
Ankita murder case transferred from CJM Court to Special Court
The Ankita murder case has been transferred from the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Dumka to the Special Court. Dumka Superintendent of Police Amber Lakra said that Ankita has been transferred to a special court for speedy trial in the murder case.
A man named Shahrukh threw petrol on the girl student and set her on fire.
On 23 August, a neighbor living in unrequited love sprinkled petrol on the girl student and set her on fire. She was sleeping in the house at the time of the incident. The attack took place around 4.30 am on Tuesday. The girl told in her statement that in the morning accused Shahrukh was standing in front of the window of the room. He was holding a can with a flammable liquid and a match.
The police officer said that the accused threw flammable liquid into the room and burnt the curtains. He threw even more fluid inside the room so that he could not escape. Noor Mustafa said she was badly trapped inside. She was rescued by her family and neighbors and taken to Dumka Medical College and Hospital, which assessed that she suffered 95 per cent burns.