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Tension rises in Uttar Pradesh after rape and murder of a 17-year-old woman

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Aug 19, 2014, 10:44 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 11:15 am IST
Accused, allegedly abducted & gang raped the girl with his accomplices in his SUV
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Lucknow: Tension prevailed in Faizabad district, following yet another case of rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl. According to the police reports, the girl was abducted by four men, including her male friend, on Saturday while she was returning home in Faizabad district.

The accused Nadeem, who runs a mobile shop, allegedly abducted and gangraped the girl with his accomplices in his SUV and then tried to strangulate her.

 

The four men hit her on the head with an iron rod, broke her teeth and pulled out her hair. Presuming her to be dead, the accused flung her out of the vehicle in  in Barabanki district. Some workers in a wayside eatery saw the girl being thrown out and informed the police. The girl was admitted to the Trauma Centre in Lucknow but died on Sunday. However, before succumbing to her injuries, she named the accused.

Nadeem has been arrested but his accomplices are on the run. The girl’s family took her body to Faizabad and were preparing for her cremation on Monday. But the police did not allow them to do so after which the family members staged a protest by placing the body on the road. Later, the police took away the body and buried it. This led to tension in the area which forced closure of all shops. Police have been deployed to prevent communal violence.

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