Four Convicted to Life Imprisonment for Murdering 7-Year-Old and Eating Organs in Kanpur, UP

December 18, 2023

KANPUR: Four persons, including a couple, were sentenced to life imprisonment on Saturday for killing a seven-year-old girl and eating her liver and other vital organs on November 14, 2020, at the behest of an occultist in Ghatampur area of Kanpur.

After the trial that lasted three years, additional district judge XIII POCSO Act Baquar Shamim Rizvi sentenced the accused couplem Parshuram and Sunaina, their nephew Ankul and his associate Viren, to life imprisonment.

The court imposed a fine of Rs 45,000 each on Ankul and Viren and Rs 20,000 each on Parshuram and Sunaina.

Assistant government district counsels Ram Rakshit Sharma, Pradeep Pandey and Ajay Kumar Tripathi said that a rThe court imposed a fine of Rs 45,000 each on Ankul and Viren and Rs 20,000 each on Parshuram and Sunainaesident of a village in Ghatampur had lodged a complaint that her seven-year-old daughter had gone missing while playing outside her house on November 14, 2020.

The next day, her mutilated body was found in a field outside the village. Police lodged an FIR against Parshuram, Sunaina, Ankul and Viren and launched an investigation. Cops came to know that Parshuram and Sunaina were childless even after 19 years of their marriage and had approached an occultist who asked them to consume the liver of a girl.

Ankul and Viren sexually assaulted the girl and then killed her. They extracted the girl’s liver and gave it to Parshuram and Sunaina.

After investigation, Ghatampur police filed a chargesheet in 37 days.

The court convicted all the four accused on Wednesday and pronounced the quantum of sentence on Saturday.

Additional district government counsel Pradeep Pandey said, “Killing an innocent child and taking out her liver and eating it is a barbaric crime. Occult practice was the main reason behind the murder.”

“We had demanded death sentence for the convicts but the court warded life imprisonment to them.

We will study the verdict and if some points emerge, we will move the high court to seek death sentence,” he added.

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