Family alleges rape after teen’s body is found in a field

Family alleges rape after teen's body is found in a field
Family alleges rape after teen's body is found in a field

The naked body of a 17-year-old girl was discovered in a millet field under the Dibiyapur police station limits in Auraiya, Uttar Pradesh.

She was allegedly murdered and raped by her family.

Several days after she died, the Congress uploaded a video to its Twitter handle, alleging the police had “run away” with her body. The police denied this claim.

Her family members told the media that she had gone outside to defecate in the morning, but she did not return home even after long, so they searched for her and found her body.

A police team of 10 including a Special Operations Group was deployed by the Auraiya Superintendent of Police (SP) Charu Nigam to crack the case, news agency reports.

In the meantime, the Congress shared a video of policemen carrying a body and a woman walking behind them. In Hindi, the tweet read, “A naked 17-year-old girl was found in a field in Auraiya. After the police arrived, the body was run away in a hurry. The poor family is left behind. Uttar Pradesh ranks #1 in crimes against women, but it won’t be called jungle raj.”

Despite the allegations, SP Nigam said the policemen completed all legal formalities and took possession of the body after pacifying the family.

She added that the body was not taken in a forced manner.

According to the officer, the post-mortem examination will be videotaped and a case will be filed.