Minor gang-raped, killed in UP; body tied to tree

Minor gang-raped, killed in UP; body tied to tree

Minor gang-raped, killed in UP; body tied to tree

A minor girl was reportedly abducted, gang-raped and murdered by three people in Uttar Pradesh’s Baharaich district. 

The body of the 15-year-old was found tied to a tree near her house in Nanpara area in the district, about 200 kilometres from here, on Saturday. Police have arrested two people and a manhunt is on for the third accused, who is absconding. Four constables of the local police station were suspended on charges of dereliction of duty. According to the police, the incident took place on Friday night. The girl had stepped out of the house to attend to nature’s call, but never returned. 

The accused are residents of the same village. They killed her as they feared she would reveal their identities, police said. 

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