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8-year-old raped, murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Etah; accused arrested

8-year-old raped, murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Etah; accused arrested

The accused has been arrested. The incident comes amid public outrage over the Kathua and Unnao gang rapes.

The incident took place in a village in Etah where the eight-year-old girl was attending a marriage function with her parents.

At around 1.30 am, she was found unconscious in a semi-naked condition, with strangulation marks on her neck. The girl was attending a wedding ceremony when she was raped by a youth who was hired to set up tents for the occasion.

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly killed after being raped in Uttar Pradesh's Etah.

According to sources, the victim went missing during the wedding ceremony even as her parents kept searching for her whereabouts. The body of the girl was found at an under-construction house in the vicinity of the marriage venue.

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"The victim and accused hailed from the same village, and probably he lured the victim while her parents, guests and others were busy during the wedding ceremony", TOI quoted an official source as saying. Seeing the victim's family, he fled from the spot, leaving the victim.

On April 11, in Etah, a dalit girl charged a man of a particular community for allegedly raping her by offering a sedated food.

In Surat, a girl's body was recovered from bushes near a ground about ten days ago. As per reports, the accused was found lying drunk, right next to the minor's body.

Coming on the heels of the Unnao incident, the rape and murder of the minor here will certainly give sleepless nights to the UP government.