A 16-year-old Dalit lady in Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba, 230 kilometres from Lucknow, was allegedly gang raped and murdered by three males who had been harassing her, police stated right this moment. The sufferer, a Class 12 pupil, had gone to purchase groceries on Saturday final week however did not return; her physique was discovered hanging from a tree the subsequent day. The accused have been arrested.
The sufferer’s household has alleged that she was being harassed by a youth of their locality, and the physique was hanged from the tree after gang rape and homicide.
“They took my daughter by force…hanged her…killed her,” the sufferer’s mom informed NDTV. She additionally accused three locals – “Bhoora, Tarun, Bhupendra” – for the alleged crime.
Her household has alleged that the accused have been upset as a result of she opposed the harassment.
The police have registered a case underneath legal guidelines that take care of kidnapping, gang rape, atrocities in opposition to Dalits and homicide.
“They (the victim’s family) lodged the complaint today. We have arrested the accused named by them. We are investigating the case,” stated RS Gautam, a senior police officer.
The incident comes months after the alleged gang rape and homicide of a 20-year-old Dalit girl in UP’s Hathras. Her horrific accidents, topped by the UP police dealing with of the case — particularly the transfer to cremate her physique at 2 am conserving her household locked up — had evoked outrage throughout the nation. The CBI has been investigating the case.