Dalit woman cremated six days after murder

Greater Noida: The parents of a 20-year-old Dalit nurse, who was found murdered, today cremated her body six days after the incident only when police managed to arrest the accused.

The body of the nurse was found on Tuesday lying in a field in Jewar area. She was suspected to have been raped and murdered. However, in post-mortem report rape was not confirmed.

Her family members accused Mahindra Singh, a driver, of murdering her and had said that they would not cremate the body till the accused was arrested.

“The accused was arrested from Haryana today. The woman’s body was cremated by her family members today evening,” Jewar police station SHO Surinder Yadav said.

Various Dalit organisations held protest today and demanded Rs 2 crore compensation and job to one family member.

The district administration had earlier recommended Rs 10 lakh compensation.

“On humanitarian ground, job to one of the family members will be arranged at private factory here,” said additional district magistrate Chandra Shekar.