UP: 13-Year-Old Dalit Girl Allegedly Gang-Raped, Strangulated to Death in Chitrakoot

New Delhi: A 13-year-old Dalit girl from Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot district, who was allegedly gang-raped a few days ago, died due to strangulation, her post-mortem report has confirmed.

According to police, they received the autopsy report late on Saturday, June 4, while also confirming that the girl had been raped.

The girl, a resident of a village in the Pahadi police station area, was allegedly gang-raped on Wednesday night when she was sleeping with her family members outside her house.

According to India Today, the family said the victim was sleeping outside her house when a youth, a labourer, entered their house and abducted the girl. The accused then took the victim to a nearby field and raped her.

As they couldn’t find her on Thursday morning, the family looked for her and found her lying in a field nearby. The victim was found with both her hands tied.

She was immediately taken to a hospital in Kaushambi for treatment. However, the girl succumbed to wounds Thursday night, police said.

Pahadi police station SHO Ajit Pandey confirmed the details in the autopsy report.

Three people Nadeem, Adarsh Pandey and Vipul Mishra have already been arrested in this connection.

According to police sources, the accused had also accompanied the girl’s family members to the hospital.

Tension prevailed in Chitrakoot under Pahadi police station limits after the incident. The family members protested against the incident and placed the body of the victim outside the house, demanding strict action against the accused, the India Today report said.

The police said that the family members did not inform the police about the incident immediately, and took her to Kaushambi district for treatment. They said the family too will be questioned about why they concealed the matter.

This article was first published on The Wire.

(With PTI inputs)