Dalit girl found dead in UP village, rape and murder suspected
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Dalit girl found dead in UP village, rape and murder suspected

Empty pouches of alcohol were found near the body of the Class 8 student.

india Updated: Oct 18, 2017 12:53 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Shahjahanpur
Dalit girl,Class 8 student,Rape
The body of the 14-year-old girl has been sent for a post-mortem examination.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The body of a 14-year-old Dalit girl who appeared to have been raped and then killed was found in a village here, police said on Wednesday.

Empty pouches of alcohol were found near the body of the Class 8 student, who went missing Tuesday evening from her home in Ahmadnagar village under the Roja police station, prompting her family to launch a search.

“In the night, the body of the girl was found in a naked condition. Her throat was slit,” said superintendent of police (city) Dinesh Tripathi.

“It is possible that the girl was first raped and then murdered,” police station in-charge Istkhar Ahmed said.

The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination. A hunt has been launched to nab the culprits, police said.

First Published: Oct 18, 2017 12:53 IST