13-Year-Old Raped, Strangled In UP

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Lucknow: In a spine-chilling incident, a minor was raped, murdered and her body was recovered from a sugarcane field in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district.

The police of Uttar Pradesh have arrested two men for allegedly raping and killing a 13-year-old girl.

The alleged assault took place on Friday in a village close to the Nepal border, the police said. The girl had gone missing earlier in the afternoon. The police said the postmortem report has confirmed the girl was sexually assaulted.

“The girl’s post mortem has confirmed rape. The two accused had been arrested already. We will file charges for rape, murder and also under the National Security Act,” said the district police chief.

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati condemned the incident and criticised the Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

In a separate incident prior to this, a six-year-old girl was kidnapped on August 6 evening when she was playing outside her house in Garhmukteshwar Kotwali area. She was found a day later in critical condition in a field where the accused left her to die. The victim has been undergoing treatment in Meerut and her condition remains critical. Uttar Pradesh Police yesterday arrested the accused in kidnapping and brutally raping the girl.

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