A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered when she had gone out to relieve herself in the fields at a village under Nanpara police circle of Bahraich.
Her blood-soaked body was later found hanging from a tree. The family didn’t have a toilet.
On the basis of a police complaint registered by the victim’s father, cases were registered against three youths of the same village. Her family members told the police that the 15-year old girl, who was sleeping on the roof, had gone to the fields at night to answer nature’s call.
When she didn’t return after several hours, her brothers woke up their grandfather who was sleeping downstairs. Soon, the whole family, including their father, who had gone out but returned by then joined the search.
Much later, the victim’s blood-soaked body was spotted hanging from a tree. The body was sent for a postmortem. The police carried out raids to arrest three suspects — Ghanshyam, Imran and Sandeep Yadav — but in vain.
The incident once again highlighted the importance of having toilets in each house in rural areas.