Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has sent the status report of the Lakhimpur murder case, where 14-year-old Sonam was allegedly killed by a constable in the Nidhasan police station, to the Union Women and Child Development Ministry.

In the report sent to the Union Women and Child Development Minister, Krishna Tirath, it is said the search for the accused constable, who is still absconding, is on. The report has also confirmed that Sonam was killed due to strangulation.
Krishna Tirath had asked for a detailed report on Sonam’s death on June 10. Under the supervision of the Principal Home Secretary, the report was finalised on Sunday.

The report stated that the state government taking the cognizance of the situation and had suspended Lakhimpur-Kheri Superintendent of Police DK Rai and 12 other police officials of the Nidhasan police station. The post-mortem was conducted twice and action was taken against the three doctors who performed the first autopsy.

Referring to the order of CBI probe into the case, the report said, the initial investigation of the CB-CID confirmed that the deceased was not raped but murdered by the constable of the Nidhasan police station. A blood drenched bed cover was recovered when the room of the constable was searched, it stated.

(JPN/ Bureau)