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17-yr-old Dalit girl gang raped and killed in UP

Devdiscourse News Desk muzaffarnagar India
Updated: 12-10-2018 15:34 IST

A 17-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and killed by three persons when she was alone at her house in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, police said Friday.

Based on a complaint by a family member of the girl, a case was registered against Sanoj Kumar, Jaivir and Sonu Thursday, Additional Superintendent of Police Ajay Pertap said.

The girl's body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the house, the officer said.

She was alone in the house as her parents had gone to Panipat, he said.

The matter is being investigated and a search was launched to nab the accused, Pertap said.

(With inputs from agencies.)