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12-yr-old Dalit girl beheaded in Madhya Pradesh village, police launch probe

A 12-year-old Dalit girl was kidnapped and beheaded and thrown outside a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district. Police suspect the girl might also have been sexually assaulted and are awaiting post mortem report.

bhopal Updated: Mar 15, 2019 23:59 IST
Anupam Pateriya
Anupam Pateriya
Hindustan Times, Sagar
Dalit,girl,Madhya Pradesh
A 12-year-old Dalit girl was kidnapped and beheaded and thrown outside a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district. Police suspect the girl might also have been raped and are awaiting post mortem report. (REUTERS)

A 12-year old Dalit girl was kidnapped and beheaded, and her body was thrown outside a village in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. Police suspect sexual abuse. The post mortem report is awaited.

According to Banda police station officer Satish Singh, they received information that a body was lying in an agriculture field outside Berkhedi village on Wednesday night.

That morning, the girl, a student of Class 6 had gone to the village school for her annual exam. However, when the girl did not return home, her family started searching for her in the evening.

On Thursday morning a missing report was lodged.

Police said the deceased’s family has alleged that a man who lives in the same village and with whom they have a feud following a land dispute might be behind the murder. Patel has gone missing.

The girl’s autopsy is being done by a team of doctors at the Banda community health centre and it will become clear where she had been sexually assaulted before the murder.

First Published: Mar 15, 2019 16:55 IST