Mainpuri, November 4: In another incident of sexual assault against minors in Uttar Pradesh, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in a village in Mainpuri district of the state. The incident took place on Saturday at about 5 pm when the girl had gone towards a farm on the outskirts of the village, later her body was found in an orchard, reported Hindustan Times. The initial investigation suggests that girl appeared to have been strangled with her own dupatta (scarf) after the sexual assault. Maharashtra Minor Raped And Murdered After She Demands Marriage With Boy, Screwdriver Hammered Into Her Head
The victim’s body has been sent for a post-mortem. An FIR has been lodged by the girl’s father at Bhogaon police station against 22-year-old Shintu Yadav. According to the report, his number was not reachable. Mainpuri superintendent of police Ajay Shankar Rai told Hindustan Times, “Some of his family members are being questioned to get clues about the suspect.” The police have formed four teams to nab the accused. Meanwhile, forensic and dog squad have also been called in.
In a similar incident reported from the state, a minor girl who was admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a private hospital in Bareilly was allegedly gang-raped by a hospital staffer and four unidentified men. An FIR has been registered in the matter against one of the hospital staff and four other unidentified men who are absconding. The police have started an investigation.