The post-mortem report that came out on Sunday night does not show her eyes were gouged out or tongue cut, the UP Police said.
Lucknow| In Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district, a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed and her body found in a sugarcane field, the police said on Saturday, in another horrendous incident in the state in recent days. Uttar Pradesh has been under heavy fire for the law and order situation prevailing in the state. Two men from the girl’s village have been arrested.
Her father claimed that she had been strangled, her eyes were gouged out and her tongue cut. In a village close to the Nepal border, 130 km away from Lucknow, this incident took place on Friday. The girl’s body was found in the fields of one of the accused.
The post-mortem report that came out on Sunday night does not show her eyes were gouged out or tongue cut, the UP Police said. Police also added that the autopsy report mentioned rape and strangulation.
“He eyes were not gouged and tongue was not cut. The claim is not true. There is nothing in the post-mortem report to suggest this. There were scratches near the eyes, likely due to the sharp sugarcane leaves where the body was found,” Satendra Kumar, SP of Kheri said.
“The girl’s post mortem has confirmed rape. The two accused had been arrested already. We will file charges for rape, murder and also under the National Security Act,” Kumar added.
The girl was missing since Friday afternoon.
“We went looking for her everywhere. Found her in the sugarcane field. Her eyes had been gouged out. Her tongue was cut and strangled with a dupatta,” her father said.
Attacking the Yogi Adityanath government, the former UP CM Mayawati condemned the incident on Twitter calling it “extremely shameful”. She asked: “What is the difference between the governments of the Samajwadi Party and the present BJP if such incidents keep happening?”
“Dalit oppression is at its peak under the BJP government… If it is not the Jungle Raj, then what is? Our daughters are not safe, our homes are not safe, there is an atmosphere of fear everywhere. Yogi (Adityanath) resign,” Bhim Army Chief, Chandrashekhar Azad said.