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In a shocking case in Uttar Prdaesh, a three-year-old girl was found dead in a sugarcane field in Matehiya, Lakhimpur Kheri district on Thursday morning. According to the police, the toddler was raped and strangled. This is the third rape and murder case in the district in the last 20 days.

The three-year-old was reportedly missing since Wednesday. The deceased's father had approached the police alleging a resident of the same village having kidnapped the minor girl in an old rivalry a day earlier and since then she had not returned home.

After an intensive search, the child's body was found lying barely 500 meters away from the house in a sugarcane field.

Satyendra Kumar Singh, Superintendent of Police (SP) said that the police will take strict action against those who are found guilty. The police have reportedly formed four teams to look for the accused.

Recently, a 17-year-old girl who had gone to fill a scholarship application was found dead outside her village in a dry pond. She was allegedly raped and murdered.

Earlier, a 13-year-old girl was raped and strangled. As per the police, she had gone to her fields in the afternoon and when she did not return home, her family started looking for her. She was found dead in a sugarcane field.

The Yogi Adityanath government is receiving a tremendous amount of flak over the incidents. Aazad Samaj Party's spokesperson Suraj Kumar Bauddh took to Twitter and demanded the Chief Minister to resign.

"In Lakhimpur Kheri, UP, a 03 year old girl baby killed after rape. Few days back a 17 year old girl was raped and murdered and before this, a 13 year old girl was raped in district. Shame! Resign Yogi (sic)," he wrote.

(With ANI inputs)

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