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Dalit girl raped, minor stabbed in eye for resisting rape

PTI  Kannauj/ Basti, June 19, 2011
First Published: 14:10 IST(19/6/2011) | Last Updated: 19:25 IST(19/6/2011)

Two incidents of crime against women have been reported from Uttar Pradesh in a day. A 14-year-old-girl was stabbed in eye after she resisted rape attempt while an 18-year-old dalit girl was allegedly raped at gun point.

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A 14-year-old dalit girl suffered a grievous eye injury after she was stabbed allegedly by two youths when she resisted their attempt to rape her in Gursahaiganj area in Kannauj, a senior police officer said today.

One of the accused has been arrested.

Dilip and Niranjan Yadav attempted to rape the girl when she had gone out in connection with some work in Gadwa Buzurg village last evening, Rajendra Singh, Superintendent of Police Kannauj said.

"When the girl raised alarm, the duo attacked her with knives, piercing her left eye and injuring the other," Singh said.

The girl has been referred to Kanpur for further treatment, the SP said.

"The two accused are from the girl's village," the SP said.

The left eye has suffered around 80% damage and it might not be normal again as the cornea has been affected, a doctor at a local hospital said after examining the girl.

Sub divisional magistrate Manoj Singhal said that financial assistance would be given to the girl from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

While in another case, an 18-year-old dalit girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Ranipur Beladi village in Basti, police said on Sunday.

Satti Singh allegedly raped the girl at gun point yesterday night, police said.

A case has been registered in this connection and manhunt for the accused is launched, they said.

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