Yet another rape with a minor girl; this time in UP's Etah

National | April 17, 2018, 12:49 p.m.

New Delhi, April 17: There seems to be no end to the tales of disater an animosity for th little girls as each day brings with it yet another sordid episode of an atrocity for the childre. WHere is Beti Bacho, Beti Padhao visin?

Eight-year-old girl allegedly killed after being raped in Etah. Case registered, accused arrested. Further investigation underwaAs if Unnao and Kathua were not enough, her comes another horrific episod.

  A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by a man in an inebriated state in this town in western Uttar Pradesh early today, police said. The latest incident of assault of a minor comes amid public outrage over the rape of minor girls in Unnao and Kathua. 

The incident in Etah happened when the 7-year-old girl had gone with her family members to attend a marriage ceremony. According to police, the incident took place at around 1.30 am near Mandi Samiti gate on the Aliganj road. 

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.

News24Bureau with Agencies

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