May 9, 2021

UP: NHRC serves notice to over rape and murder of 18-year old girl

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Lucknow: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has served a notice to Uttar Pradesh government over rape and murder of a dalit girl in Lakhinpur Kheri district. The girl was killed by a man whose marriage proposal the victim had rejected. The accused man was arrested on Wednesday. The dead body was found on August 25 in a dried pond in an area which falls under Neemgaon police station jurisdiction.

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The commission took a suo motu cognizance of media reports that an 18-year old Dalit girl was found raped and murdered in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh after she stepped out to fill a scholarship form online as she did not have internet access at home. She was a first-generation learner in her family and had aspirations of landing a government job to lift her family out of poverty.
The Commission issued notices to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh calling for a detailed report in the matter within 4 weeks.