12-year-old raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Maharajganj; one arrested

The girl had been missing since Friday evening and her body was recovered from a forest in Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday evening, police said

Press Trust of India August 30, 2020 17:25:21 IST
12-year-old raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Maharajganj; one arrested

Maharajganj: A minor was raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Maharajganj district, police said on Sunday.

The body of the 12-year-old girl, who had been missing since Friday evening, was recovered from a forest in Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday evening, they said.

Superintendent of Police Rohit Singh Sajwan said a case was registered against Manoj Paswan under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in connection with the incident.

Police said the accused has been arrested. The body has been sent for post-mortem, the SP said.

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