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Case against two for spreading false news of minor raped, murdered in Surat

ANI  |  Surat (Gujarat) [India] 

The police has registered a case against two people for 'spreading false news' by sharing a photo of the dead body of a girl from Gujarat, claiming that an Parishad (ABVP) linked person raped her.

However, the police said that they are still investigating the case and trying to ascertain the identity of the deceased.

"It has come to the notice of the Police that some people are sharing a photo of the dead body of a young girl from and saying that an linked person raped her. The fact of the matter is that police is still investigating the case and trying to ascertain the identity of the deceased. Police has registered a case against people who have been spreading such false news to avoid disruption of peace and communal harmony," a statement by Police read.

The body of the unidentified minor girl, believed be in the age group of 9 to 11 years was found from a cricket ground in Bhestan area of on April 6 with 86 injury marks.

After five-hour long postmortem, it was revealed that the girl was raped and tortured for at least eight days. She was strangled to death.

None of her family has come forward to claim the body.

Civil Hospital said, "The girl's body had 86 injury marks including ones on her private parts. Samples have been taken for forensic test to ascertain whether she was drugged or not."

Police said, "Even after eight days, the parents of the girl are yet to be identified. The police also believe that she was murdered somewhere else and the dead body has been thrown here. The victim's picture has been sent to the control room for the identification process."

He said that a case of rape has been registered and also booked the unidentified accused under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

A reward of Rs 20,000 has been announced for anyone providing information about the girl or her family.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 01:15 IST
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