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UP Shocker: 18-year-old girl raped, killed on her way to fill scholarship form

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 August 2020, 13:47 IST

A 18-year-old girl was raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district. Police found her mutilated body near a dry pond around 200 metres from her village falling under the Neemgaon.

The police stated that she was murdered with a sharp weapon, there were injury mmarks on her neck with a part of her leg appearing to have been devoured by some stray animal, police said. A post-mortem report has confirmed that she was raped, Superintendent of Police Satendra Kumar Singh told reporters.

As stated by her parents, she was a student of Class 12 and had gone to a neighbouring town on Monday to fill a scholarship form. When she did not return, they notified the cops.

According to the SP police teams under the supervision of the additional superintendent have been set up to work on the case. He said investigating teams have collected some key piece of evidence and the killers will be arrested.

In a different incident a minor was raped and strangulated to death in Lakhimpur Kheri district. The 13-year-old girl’s body was recovered from a sugarcane field belonging to one of the accused, reports had said.

“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,”

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First published: 26 August 2020, 13:36 IST