Minor dalit girl gangraped, dies

Badaun (UP) : A 16-year-old dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped by three youths and later succumbed to her injuries in Civil Lines area here, a senior police officer said Wednesday. The 16-year-old victim, a class XI student, was gangraped by her neighbour and his two friends last evening when she had gone to fetch water, Senior Superintendent of Police Santosh Kumar Singh said.

“The girl was taken to a private hospital in a serious condition, but doctors said her condition was worse and that she be taken to a bigger hospital. She later died at her residence,” he said.

Meanwhile, the main accused Prashant Arora locked his house and fled with the accomplices, the SSP said.

Police said a case has been lodged against Prashant and the two aides under sections of IPC for murder, rape and under SC/ST Act and POCSO Act. Efforts are on to nab the accused, they said.

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