Minor Dalit girl strangulated to death after gang rape; 2 accused arrested

Minor Dalit girl strangulated to death after gang rape; 2 accused arrested


Lucknow: In yet another horrific incident, a minor Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped and murdered by unidentified persons when she went out for some work. Police have arrested two of the accused who are allegedly involved in the heinous crime.

The primary accused, for whom a reward of Rs 25,000 had already been issued, was captured following a confrontation, police said. The accused was shot in the leg and is receiving treatment, police added.

Police said that the body of the minor girl was recovered from a field on Thursday night, The Indian Express reported.

Police told IE, “There were injury marks on her face. During preliminary examination, it was found that the girl was sexually assaulted before she was killed.”

An FIR was registered based on the father’s complaint, charging unidentified people with gang rape and murder.

A police officer said that they identified the three accused with the help of surveillance and two of the accused were arrested in separate encounters. A third suspect in the case is missing and has not been caught yet.

The accused do not have any history of criminal cases, the police officer added.

The police officer told IE, “One of those arrested is the girl’s neighbour, while another hails from a neighbouring village. One of the accused was known to the girl.”

According to the postmortem findings, the girl was strangulated, police said.

Meanwhile, in another incident, six people including a juvenile were arrested by the Narmada district police for allegedly gangraping a minor. The district police are also preparing to seek trial for the juvenile charged in the case.

According to the FIR, which was filed late Wednesday at the Dediapada police station, the incident occurred on the night of January 31 and February 1, when one of the six accused allegedly misled the victim into accompanying him to a deserted public works department structure near her school and allegedly raped her.

Courtesy : Times now news

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