A 17-year-old girl was gang raped and killed by unidentified persons in Harduganj area, police said on Thursday. The victim, a Class-XI student, was on her way to school on a bicycle on 23 December when the accused waylaid her. She was then raped and murdered.
As news spread, angry villagers assaulted four policemen who arrived on the spot. Senior police officials rushed to the spot and managed to control the situation.
Police said that a case has been registered against four unidentified youths and that two persons have been picked up for questioning but no arrests have been made till now.
"We received information that the dead body of a small girl has been found in the sugarcane fields. We came and investigated the areas, the body has been sent for examination. The reason for the girl's death will be clear after post-mortem," said senior police officer J Ravinder Goud told NDTV.
-- With PTI inputs