Uttar Pradesh

17-year-old girl was found dead outside her village in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri.

A postmortem has confirmed that she was raped, said SP Satendra Kumar Singh.

In yet another gruesome incident, a 17-year-old girl was found dead outside her village in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri. The girl had left home to fill out a scholarship application when she was raped and murdered. Police found her mutilated body nears a dry pond around 200 metres from her village falling under the Neemgaon police limits.

The police said that she was killed with a sharp weapon. There were injuries marks on her neck with a part of her leg appearing to have been stodge by some stray animal, police said. A post-mortem has confirmed that she was raped, SP Satendra Kumar Singh told reporters.

According to her parents, she was a student of Class 12 and had gone to a neighbouring town on Monday to fill a scholarship form. When she did not return home, they informed police.

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