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14-year-old Dalit girl killed, eyes gouged out in UP; neighbours arrested

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 2, 2019, 1:26 pm IST
Updated : Sep 2, 2019, 1:26 pm IST

According to reports, the girl, resident of Ata area in Jalaun, went out for some work on Saturday evening, but never returned home.

Fourteen-year-old Dalit girl was found killed with her eyes gouged out in Uttar Pradesh’s Jalaun, reported news agency IANS. (Representational Image)
 Fourteen-year-old Dalit girl was found killed with her eyes gouged out in Uttar Pradesh’s Jalaun, reported news agency IANS. (Representational Image)

Jalaun: Fourteen-year-old Dalit girl was found killed with her eyes gouged out in Uttar Pradesh’s Jalaun, reported news agency IANS.

The victims’ neighbour has been arrested under the charge of abduction and murder, said police. The autopsy report is awaited to ascertain whether the victim was raped or not.

 

According to reports, the girl, a resident of Ata area in Jalaun district, went out for some work on Saturday evening, but never returned home. Her parents lodged a missing person's report with police the same night.

Her body was found on Sunday afternoon in a secluded spot. Her clothes were torn and her eyes gouged out, indicating torment and possible rape before murder, sources in police said.

DIG (Jhansi range) Subhash Singh Baghel, who visited the crime scene with Jalaun Superintendent of Police Avadesh Singh, said Ranjit Ahirwar had been arrested and booked under Sections 302 and 363 of the IPC on the basis of the complaint given by the girl's father.

 

"The suspect already has a case under Section 376 (rape) pending against him. He is also accused of molesting a minor relative, which went unreported. We are waiting for the post-mortem report (to confirm or deny rape) before further action can be taken. The arrested man is being interrogated," said DIG to IANS.

Tags: dalit, teen, rape, assualt, crime, police
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Jalaun