Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Rampage in UP village after Dalit girl's rape

MEERUT: A mob blocked the Delhi-Saharanpur highway and gheraoed the local police station on Monday, after a 19-year-old Dalit girl was gangraped and then hacked to death.

The incident occurred on Sunday, near Heend village, Muzaffarnagar, when the girl had gone to collect fodder for animals. Her body was discovered late in the evening.

The body had been sent for a post-mortem, said a police officer. Later, on Monday, a mob blocked the highway and gheraoed the police station, demanding arrest of the culprits. The Director General of UP Police, Radhey Shyam Shukla, has pulled up senior officers and asked them to ensure the arrest of culprits.

Source: The Times of India, August 27, 2002

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