Almost a week after the bodies of two Dalit girls, aged 13 and 16, were found in the family’s field in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district, the 17-year-old cousin, who was found in an unconscious state along with them, has recorded her statement corroborating the findings of the investigators.
According to the police, the 17-year-old girl told them that she and her cousins were poisoned by the 28-year-old man, who was arrested last Friday. She also denied any sexual assault attempt on her.
She said that on February 17 when the incident happened, the two accused gave the three cousin sisters some snacks. When they refused to eat, he offered them water which the three drank. She fell unconscious after drinking water and does not remember anything after that.
Last Friday, the Uttar Pradesh police claimed to crack the case by arresting 28-year-old Vinay. They also detained a 15-year-old in connection with the case.