Angry parents of missing kids set farmhouse on fire
A day after the Delhi Police rescued two minor children, wherein a one-year-old girl was found dead while her three-year-old sister was found unconscious at a farmhouse in West Delhi’s Nihal Vihar area on Monday evening, enraged family members of the two children set ablaze the farmhouse where they were reportedly found locked for more than three days. Manoj, father of the two children alleged that despite sharing with the local police details about the alleged kidnapper of his two daughters, the police did not take timely action which led to the death of his one-year-old daughter Vinita, who died of starvation.
Sources further elaborated that police are questioning the owner of the farmhouse, Meher Singh. Meanwhile, Section 304 A (causing death due to negligence) has been added to the case of kidnapping, registered at the Nihal Vihar police station.
Sources said that while the one-year-old girl allegedly died due to starvation, the three-year-old minor girl was lying on a sofa inside the farmhouse. Talking to Millennium Post, Manoj Anuragti, a security guard said: “My wife was washing clothes at our house in Nilothi village area when my two daughters, one-year-old Vinita and three-year-old Laxmi went missing. I searched everywhere but they could not be found. We approached the local police and registered a kidnapping case stating that the caretaker’s wife is behind the kidnapping. However, the police did not take any action.” Sources, meanwhile, said that the farmhouse where the two kids were found is merely 10 metre away from the house of the two children. The incident came to light at around 4.30 pm on Monday when a caretaker, Manoj of the farmhouse in West Delhi’s Nihal Vihar area reportedly opened the farmhouse to show it to a prospective client and found the two children lying in an unconscious state. The caretaker then reportedly informed the police after which a team of police rushed them to a nearby hospital where the one-year-old girl was declared brought dead on admission while the three-year-old girl is stated to be in a critical condition.