13-year-old woman raped, strangulated in UP; cops deny eyes gouged, tongue lower

Lakhimpur Kheri, August 16

A 13-year-old woman was allegedly raped and strangled to demise in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district, following which two males have been arrested, police mentioned on Sunday.

The incident passed off on Friday beneath Isanagar police station limits, they mentioned.

The teenager had gone to her fields on Friday afternoon.

When she didn’t return dwelling until late night, her mother and father and kinfolk began on the lookout for her. They observed some dragging marks close to a sugarcane discipline and located her physique, the police mentioned.

The woman’s father has denied enmity with anybody within the village, they mentioned.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Dhaurahra, Abhishek Pratap together with Isanagar police officers rushed to the spot and carried out preliminary investigations which led to the arrest of two males on Friday evening, they added.

“On the complaint by the deceased’s father, two youths identified as Sanjay and Santosh have been arrested,” DSP Pratap instructed PTI.

An FIR has been registered beneath related sections of the Indian Penal Code apart from the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and the SC/ST Act, he mentioned.

Pratap mentioned studies that the woman was brutalised weren’t true.

Earlier, there have been studies about accidents to the woman’s eyes and tongue. However, the autopsy carried out by a panel of medical doctors confirmed no such factor, he mentioned.

“The post-mortem report stated the cause of the girl’s death was strangulation after rape,” he mentioned.

Mayawati condemned the incident on Twitter, saying – “After the rape of a Dalit minor in Pakariya village of Lakhimpur Kheri, UP, her brutal killing, is extremely sad and shameful. What was the difference between such incidents in the SP and the present BJP government? The government should take strict action against the culprits of Kheri along with Azamgarh, BSP demands”. PTI

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