12-year-old raped, murdered in UP’s Maharajganj; one held

Maharajganj (UP), August 30 

A minor was allegedly raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district, police stated on Sunday.

The physique of the 12-year-old woman, lacking since Friday night, was recovered from a forest in Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday night, they stated.

Superintendent of Police Rohit Singh Sajwan stated a case was registered towards Manoj Paswan beneath varied sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in reference to the incident.

Police stated the accused has been arrested.

The physique has been despatched for autopsy, the SP stated. –PTI

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