Shivani murder case: Doctor weeps as he recounts horror inflicited by parents
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- 2 of 3Shivani had been beaten to death by her foster parents, who were actually her maternal uncle and aunt, in Indore in last week of September. It is alleged that six-year old was beaten and tortured on a routine basis, and was kept in confinement by the accused. Immediately after her death, the neighbours had known that her foster parents must have killed her. After they were arrested on September 28, 2012, the locals took to streets and blocked the Agra-Mumbai highway. The locals had then demanded that Rajesh and his wife should be handed over to them.After Rastogi, came the neighbours of Shivani. Over whole of Thursday and Friday, they re-constructed a horror scene which they had been witnessing while Shivani was alive. One of her neighbours claimed that he saw Rajesh inserting an iron rod into the nose of six-year old. When he went to his house to protest, he was threatened with a gun by Rajesh.
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As the trial proceeded, the actual father of Shivani sat in a corner and wept inconsolably. He refused to talk to anybody. A father of six children, he had given one of his girls to relative Rajesh so that her daughter could lead a better life in a big city.