Motihari Murders: Mother and Her 4 Girls Thrown Off Moving Train

The children’s uncle and father are the main suspects in the case.

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The children’s uncle and father are the main suspects in the case.

The Railway Police in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur on Monday, 23 October, discovered that three sisters, between the ages of four and nine, were thrown out of the Amritsar-Saharsa Express when the train was passing through the town.

But just two days later, on 25 October, they discovered that there was more to the story than meets the eye.

According to The Hindustan Times, the police discovered that it was not three, but four sisters, along with their mother, who were thrown out of the moving train.

The children’s uncle and father are the main suspects in the case.

The body of Afreena Khatoon was reportedly found in Maigalganj around 3 pm on Wednesday. Just one day earlier, the body of Muniya, her 7-year-old daughter was found in Sitapur, located about 90 km from Lucknow.

The report, quoting a police officer, said that Khatoon, along with her four girl children were on her way to Motihari from Amritsar. The family belongs to Phadpur village, near Motihari.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, East Champaran Superintendent Upendra Shara said:

The girls and their mother lived in Jhhakra village of West Champaran district. Their maternal uncle, Mohammad Imran, is being questioned by West Champaran police.

All the three sisters who survived have been admitted to a local hospital. Police are also reportedly looking for Iddu, the children’s father.

Police are reportedly trying to figure out how many family members were travelling together. Meanwhile, the police are also reportedly hoping that the eldest daughter, who is recovering from injuries, will be able to provide leads.

The train was three hours late on the day the incident occurred.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times.)

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