Three arrested for smashing head of Dalit girl in U.P.’s Bhadohi

The 14-year-old was found murdered in Gopiganj area in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Updated - October 02, 2020 10:22 pm IST

Published - October 02, 2020 12:12 pm IST - LUCKNOW

The Bhadohi police on Friday said they had arrested three people on charges of smashing the head of a Dalit girl with bricks and killing her.

The 14-year-old was found murdered in Gopiganj area in eastern Uttar Pradesh (around 260 km from Lucknow) and was also suspected to have been raped, police said on Thursday.

Police are waiting for the autopsy report for confirmation of sexual assault.

According to the police, previous animosity between the family of the girl and the accused was behind the murder. On September 28, the accused had threatened to destroy them and abused the victim’s family, said the police.

When she went to the fields to answer a call of nature on October 1, the accused found her alone and murdered her, said police.

The arrested persons were identified as Kundan, Collector and Prince.

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