'Extremely Shameful': 13-year-old girl raped, brutally murdered in Lakhimpur Kheri

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Rape and murder (Image: Pexel.com)
Rape and murder (Image: Pexel.com)

New Delhi : A 13-year-old girl was raped and brutally murdered in Lakhimpur Kheri district; her body was found in a sugarcane field on Saturday. Two men have been arrested in the matter.

She had been strangled, her eyes were gouged out and her tongue cut, the girl's father said.

The brutally murdered body of the girl was found in the fields of one of the accused near Nepal border.

The UP Police said the post-mortem report that came out on Sunday night does not show her eyes were gouged out or tongue cut. The police said the autopsy mentioned rape and strangulation.

"He eyes were not gouged and tongue was not cut. The claim is not true. There is nothing in the post-mortem report to suggest this. There were scratches near the eyes, likely due to the sharp sugarcane leaves where the body was found," SP of Kheri Satendra Kumar said.

"The girl's post mortem has confirmed rape. The two accused had been arrested already. We will file charges for rape, murder and also under the National Security Act," said the district police chief.

The girl had gone missing on Friday afternoon. "We went looking for her everywhere. Found her in the sugarcane field. Her eyes had been gouged out. Her tongue was cut and strangled with a dupatta," the father of the girl said.

Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati termed the event as extremely shameful. "What is the difference between the governments of the Samajwadi Party and the present BJP if such incidents keep happening?" she said, attacking the Yogi Adityanath administration.