16-yr-old woman objects to harassment, shot in UP

Firozabad (UP), October 24

A 16-year-old girl was shot dead allegedly after she objected to harassment by three youths in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad district, the police said on Saturday.

The girl, a student of Class XII, had objected to the three youths passing comments and harassing her when she was returning home from her institute on Friday afternoon, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sachindra Patel said.

Infuriated over being reprimanded by the girl, the youths barged into her house on Friday night when she was asleep and started beating her, the police said.

When her father and other family members intervened, the youths shot the girl and fled, they said.

The police team, which reached the spot after being informed by the girl’s family, has registered a case against Manish Yadav, Sopali Yadav and Gaurav Chak, the police said.

Two of the accused have been taken into custody for questioning, SSP Patel said, adding that investigations were on and all angles are being looked into.

The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination, he said. — PTI

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