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2 held for raping Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh; body found hanging from tree

20, Feb 2015

By: Press Trust of India | Lakhimpur | February 19, 2015 9:08 pm
In a grim reminder of the infamous Badaun incident, a teenage Dalit girl was raped and her body was later found hanging from a tree in Nighasan area of the district, police said on Thursday.
The body of the 16-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree on Tuesday morning near Taparpurwa village in the district, about 130 km from state capital Lucknow, they said.
The incident triggered an angry outburst from leaders of various political parties, who slammed the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh, saying that the law and order machinery is “hanging from trees”.


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