Uttar Pradesh: Another 9-year-old girl raped, murdered in Etah
Lucknow: The brutality against children is not diminishing at all in Uttar Pradesh despite Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's appeal to award death penalty to rapists of minors.
In yet another sensational crime, a nine-year-old girl was kidnapped from a wedding function and raped then killed in Etah district of the state.
It is second such incident in the district within a week. Earlier, aan eight year-old girl was abducted from a wedding function only to be raped and murdered.
The accused is a boy who was part of the cooking team hired for a pre-wedding ceremony in Kailtha village.
He lured the girl to a field behind the venue where he raped her and then strangled her as she tried to raise an alarm, the police said.
The girl was taken to a hospital where she died, said an officer.
Police is looking for two other youths allegedly involved in the crime.
On Monday, another girl went missing from a wedding she had gone to attend with her family in Etah. Her body was found the next morning in a field. A drunk youth, found lying beside her, was arrested on suspicion of raping and murdering her.