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Dalit girl found dead, family suspects rape

A 16 year old Dalit girl was found murdered in her fields in Jadopur area of Pilkhuwa town in Ghaziabad on Friday evening. Peeyush Khandelwal reports.

delhi Updated: Feb 05, 2011 23:39 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

A 16 year old Dalit girl was found murdered in her fields in Jadopur area of Pilkhuwa town in Ghaziabad on Friday evening.

Her parents have lodged a police complaint and a case of murder and rape has been registered.

Police said the girl had gone to work in her fields on Friday evening along with her mother.

"She walked away to a nearby location after which she went missing. Her parents later found her body at some distance and by the condition in which her body was found, they lodged an FIR under sections of murder and rape," superintendent of police (SP) Capt MM Baig said.

Officials said that the victim was first strangulated and later her throat was slashed with a sharp-edged weapon, which led to her death.

The victim had studied up to class 10 and supported her family by giving tuitions at home.

Pilkhuwa station officer SC Belwal told Hindustan Times that the preliminary post-mortem report has not indicated rape but two slides have been prepared and sent for pathological examination for rape confirmation.

"There are different versions over the exact sequence of events leading to her disappearance and murder. Her family members have not indicated any rivalry or enmity with anyone," Belwal said.