Eighteen-year-old Dalit girl found dead in field in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki; family suspects rape

Police said the incident took place at a village under the Satrikh police station area in Barabanki and it seemed the victim was strangled

Press Trust of India October 15, 2020 17:05:28 IST
Eighteen-year-old Dalit girl found dead in field in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki; family suspects rape

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Barabanki: An 18-year-old Dalit girl was found dead in an agricultural field in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki, police said on Thursday.

Police said the incident took place at a village under the Satrikh Police Station area and it seemed the victim was strangled.  More details will be known only after getting the post-mortem examination report, police said.

The father of the girl had informed police on Wednesday evening that she had gone to the fields but did not return home.  Later, family members found her dead, ASP RS Gautam said.

The family is suspecting rape. Further details will be known only after receiving the autopsy report, the ASP added.

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