A 17-year-old girl was raped and her mutilated body was found near a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district earlier today, the state police said.
The police had earlier said that the girl seemed to have been killed with a sharp object.
“Yes, the post-mortem report has confirmed rape. We are making all possible efforts to identify and arrest the accused. We hope to have a breakthrough soon,” Satendar Kumar, Kheri’s police chief, said. As per the girl’s relatives, she had left home on Monday to fill up a scholarship form in a neighbouring town. When she did not return the family members informed the local police.
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“I really don’t know what to say or whom to suspect. She left around 8.30 AM on Monday. We do not suspect anyone,” the victim’s uncle told the media.
This is the second incident of rape and murder of a teenage girl in the Lakhimpur Kheri district in the past 10 days. Earlier, on August 15, a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in the district. Her body was found in a sugarcane field owned by one of the accused. Two men from her village have been arrested in connection with the incident.