Dalit girl may have been offered as sacrifice: SC commission

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Ghaziabad, Feb 8 (PTI) The National Commission forScheduled Castes has demanded an investigation into the murderof a dalit teenager here.

The deputy chairman of the NCSC Raj Kumar Virk hasasked the police to heed to the demands of the girl''s family,who suspect the killing to be a case of "human sacrifice"rather than murder.

Virk had visited the Jadopur village last eveningwhere the young girl was allegedly murdered after being raped.

The girl''s father Chet Ram, who had earlier lodged acase of rape and murder, now suspects his daughter was offeredas a human sacrifice by his neighbour Jagdish.

The incident happened on February 4 when a16-year-old dalit girl was found dead in a jungle nearPilakhwa village here.

Though rape has not yet been confirmed in thepost-mortem report, the vaginal swabs of the victim have beensent for laboratory test in Agra, SSP Raghubir Lal said.

While the police has arrested four suspects inconnection with the case, Jagdish is still at large.

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