Terming the gang-rape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Badaun as "unfortunate", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today ordered the police to arrest all the accused immediately and said a fast-track court should be constituted to ensure that they were duly punished. The CM also sanctioned financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the victims.
Akhilesh, who was reviewing the progress of the case with DGP AL Banerjee and other senior officials, said such incidents should not be repeated at any cost, according to official sources.
Coming down heavily on the police, the Chief Minister said the case was "unfortunate" and all accused should be arrested immediately. He said a fast-track court should be constituted to ensure that the accused get due punishment, the sources said. He also said that the families of the victims should be given security as well as all necessary help, they added.
Of the seven accused in the case, three including a policeman have been arrested. The two girls, who were cousins and aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on the night of May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree in the village in Ushait area the next morning.