Oct 16, 2020
Lucknow: Weeks after the Dalit girl from UP’s Hathras was allegedly gang-raped and assaulted in a millet field, a similar incident has come to light from Satrikh area of Barabanki district, where an 18-year-old girl, who also belonged to the Dalit community, was found dead in the fields near her house on Wednesday evening. Her autopsy revealed that she was raped and murdered.
Police said the victim’s father, in her complaint, stated that around 4 pm on Wednesday, she went to the fields. Later, when she didn’t return home even after it got dark, he began searching for her. She was found lying in the fields in an unconscious state with her hands tied. Police were informed, and she was taken to a health centre in the vicinity where she was declared brought dead. Later, the post-mortem examination confirmed rape and strangulation.
Victim’s father demands justice
Demanding “only justice”, the victim’s father told The Times of India, “Money or compensation can’t bring my daughter back to life. I have no enmity or property dispute with anyone in the village.”
Rape charge will be incorporated in the FIR, SP Arvind Chaturvedi said, adding that several police teams have been constituted to solve the case. The crime scene was visited by a dog squad and officials from the forensic department for collecting evidence.
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