LUCKNOW: The body of an 18-year-old Dalit girl was recovered from the fields with her hands tied in Satrikh area of Barabanki district late Wednesday.
The autopsy conducted by a panel of doctors confirmed rape and death due to strangulation. Police are yet to establish the motive for rape and murder. Her father began scouring the fields after he found her daughter missing till late evening.
“After a two-hour search, the girl was found in a dishevelled and unconscious state and police were informed. A police team reached the spot and took her to a local health centre, where doctors declared her brought dead,” said SHO, Satrikh, Brijesh Kumar.
On the complaint of victim’s father, a murder FIR was registered against unidentified persons and a probe was launched, said Kumar.
The FIR stated the girl had gone to the fields around 4 pm on Wednesday. “When it got late and dark, I decided to search for her and later found my daughter with her hands tied, 1.5km off our house,” victim’s father told police.
TOI spoke to the girl’s father, who said he only wants justice. “Money or compensation can’t bring my daughter back to life. I have no enmity or property dispute with anyone in the village,” he said.
Speaking to TOI, superintendent of police, Arvind Chaturvedi, said, several teams have been formed to crack the case. “We will incorporate the penal section of rape in FIR after the post-mortem report,” he said. Police had sent a dog squad and forensics team to the crime scene and cordoned off the spot for gathering of evidence.
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