Panaji: The father of a four-year-old girl, who was raped and killed in Quepem town of Goa, has refused to perform her final rites until his demand for justice is met.
He demanded that the 22-year-old accused should be given death penalty.
"I want justice. I will not perform her final rites till I get justice," the girl's father Motiurahman Khan, a businessman living in Kurla (Mumbai), said while refusing to accept the body after postmortem, which confirmed rape and death due to strangulation.
"I have told the police that the accused should be put to death. If he is let scot-free, he will continue committing such crimes after his release from the jail," the distraught father said.
He alleged that the Goa Police was not interested in tracing the girl on May 20 when a missing complaint was lodged. "It was only after the Police Commissioner from Mumbai rung the counterpart in Goa that the investigations took pace," he claimed.
The accused, Dipak Kumar, a labourer hailing from Bihar, had allegedly raped and killed the girl on May 20. The victim was on a vacation to her grandparent's place in Quepem town, 80 kilometres away from Panaji, when the accused lured her to the under-construction site promising her to give a chocolate.
The accused raped her and later killed her, fearing that she will reveal the incident to her grandparents.
Meanwhile, the police arrested the accused on May 22 and he has been booked under Goa Childrens Act, 2003 for raping, killing the girl and also trying to destroy evidence.
Story first published:
May 24, 2012 14:24 IST