10-year-old Dalit girl 'raped', murdered in UP; one held

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Muzaffarnagar, Sep 26: A 10-year-old Dalit girl, who had been missing since last night, was today found murdered in Chosana town in Shamli district, with police claiming that the minor was allegedly raped.

According to a complaint filed by the victim's father, the girl had gone missing since last night.

10-year-old Dalit girl 'raped', murdered

Her body was today found in a field, about 100 meters away from her house, under Jhinjhana police station in the district, SP Vijai Bhushan said.

She was allegedly strangulated to death with her shalwar.

There were injury marks on her private parts of her body, Bhushan said. Accused Tinku Singh (21) has been arrested and he confessed of raping the girl and later strangulating her to death.

The body has been sent for post-mortem, police said.

PTI

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