Uttar Pradesh: 18-year-old girl raped, murdered in Lakhimpur district

An 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur district.

According to police, the incident happened in the Nimgaun area of the district. The incident took place on Monday when the girl had gone to a neighboring town to fill up an online scholarship application form. Her parents informed the police when she did not return home. Later the body was discovered by a few boys from the village near a dried pond. Post mortem report confirmed rape and probe is underway, police said. 

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday urged Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel to look into the matter.

In a tweet, Priyanka said, “Your Excellency, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Condition of women safety in Uttar Pradesh is in bad shape. A girl, who was on her way to fill an online form in Lakhimpur district was raped and brutally murdered. These incidents are happening on a daily basis in UP. I hope that you will understand and will take this matter seriously.”