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Sexual assault on minors continue; 8-year old raped, killed in UP

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Published on 17 April 2018 7:13 AM GMT

Sexual assault on minors continue; 8-year old raped, killed in UP
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Lucknow: In yet another shocking incident of sexual assault on minors, an eight-year old was allegedly raped and murdered by a 19-year old man in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh.

The incident took place during a wedding ceremony on Monday night. The accused was hired to set up tent on the occasion.

The accused, identified as Sonu, tried to flee away from the spot but was later caught by the cops.

“The 7-year-old girl was attending a wedding function in front of Galla Mandi of Etah city last night but was found missing at about 1am on Tuesday,” Pankaj Mishra, the in charge of Kotwali Nagar police station of Etah, said.

“A search was conducted by the family members attending the function and she was found dead in an under-construction house nearby,” he added.

The body of the girl has been sent for post-mortem.

Notably, the incident has come amid the protests after the gang-rape and murder of the 8-year old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

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