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Eight-Year-Old Raped and Murdered, This Time in Uttar Pradesh's Etah

The accused has been arrested and further investigation is underway.

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Updated:April 17, 2018, 12:23 PM IST
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Eight-Year-Old Raped and Murdered, This Time in Uttar Pradesh's Etah
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New Delhi: In a repeat of the Kathua gang-rape and murder case, an eight-year-old was raped and strangled in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district on late Monday evening.

The accused has been arrested and further investigation is underway.

Sonu Jatav, who was given the task of putting up tents for the marriage ceremony lured the girl, raped her and subsequently killed her, Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Chaurasia said.

"After this, the accused fled from the spot. The body of the girl was found in an under-construction house in the vicinity of the marriage venue. A rope was found tied around the neck of the girl,"he said.

The girl was rushed to the district hospital, where she was declared brought dead.

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

"On the basis of complaints filed by the family members, police have arrested Sonu Jatav," he said.




Just last week, a child was also raped and murdered in Gujarat's Surat.

| Edited by: Puja Menon
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