Dalit girl found dead at home, police file FIR for rape-murder

An 18-year-old Dalit girl was found dead at her home in Unnao on Thursday afternoon with injuries in her private parts and some of her clothes removed, police said.

According to police, the body was found by the girl’s younger sister and brother when they returned home from school. The girls’ parents – the father works in a government school and the mother at a community centre – were not at home at the time of the incident, police said.

Based on the family’s complaint, police have booked two neighbours – a Dalit man and a woman. The FIR has been filed the FIR under IPC sections 376-A (person committing rape and inflicting injury, which causes death) and 302 (murder).

No one has been arrested yet.

“There were injuries on her private parts… The post-mortem report stated that death was caused by shock and haemorrhage. The investigation is on,” Additional Superintendent of Police (Unnao) Shashi Shekhar Singh said.

Police claimed to have got leads in the investigation.

Following the incident, the family of the girl and some of her relatives protested in the area, demanding action against the accused. The matter was resolved when senior police officials assured the family of all possible help and strict action against the guilty.

“We received the body from the police. We are sure that the two persons named in the FIR were involved in the crime. They were jealous of our family,” said the girl’s younger brother.

According to the family, no one except the 18-year-old girl, who was pursuing graduation, was at the home on Thursday morning.

“The family said that on Thursday afternoon when the girl’s younger brother and sister returned home from school, they found the main door of the house open. When they entered the house, they found the semi-clad body of their sister. She had an injury on the back portion of her head from where blood was coming out,” said a police officer.

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