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Mutilated body, eyes gouged out: Minor girl who had gone to madarsa for studies found dead in a field

The mutilated body of a missing 13-year-old girl with her eyes gouged out was found in a sugarcane field in the Tikunia area of Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh on October 9. Multiple wounds were inflicted on the dead body. Missing girl had left for a nearby madarsa on the morning of the previous day.

The incident pertained to the Singahi police station area. Superintendent of Police Ganesh Prasad Saha and team rushed towards spot. There is a significant police presence in the village and experts in forensics also rushed to the area.

The family members of the minor are charging that their daughter was raped. According to the report, she went to study at a local madarsa and the family grew concerned when she did not return till evening. They searched for her extensively but were unable to find her and lodged a missing complaint at Tikunia police station at around 12 a.m.

Her corpse was recovered from a sugarcane field at around 1 p.m. near the hamlet. Her clothes were torn and in disarray, her mouth was stuffed with mud, horrifying injury marks covered her face and head, as well as both eyeballs were cut out. Her bag was also spotted near the body.

Her mother raised suspicion of sexual assault followed by murder after observing the condition of the deceased. She claimed that cops did not take the complaint with seriousness. She would still be alive today if they had looked for the girl at night.

On the night of 9 October when Ganesh Prasad Saha arrived at the crime scene multiple irate villagers encircled his car including the family member of the girl and demanded appropriate action from the authorities. The senior officer assured them of proper inquiry and took the body into their custody following much effort after which it was sent for postmortem. Regional leaders also came to the place of postmortem late in the evening.

Meanwhile, the postmortem was performed on 10 October by three doctors and the report disclosed that she was strangled to death, but did not provide evidence of rape. The body was handed over to the family who refused to bury it until the culprits were behind bars and asked for compensation.

Ganesh Prasad Saha has formed teams of three police stations under the leadership of Circle Officer Nighasan Rajesh Kumar along with the crime branch and surveillance to probe the gut-wrenching instance. He stressed that the entire episode would be exposed soon.

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