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Villagers block highway after missing girl's body found

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar (UP) 

A mob today blocked the Karnal highway at Phugana village in Muzaffarnagar district demanding immediate arrest of the culprits responsible for allegedly raping a murdering a girl who was missing, police said.

The body of the 18-year-old girl was missing since Thursday was found today after which the angry villagers blocked the Karnal highway demanding immediate arrest of the culprits as they suspect that the girl was raped and then murdered, the police said.

Senior police officers rushed to the spot to pacify the angry villagers to lift the blockade and assured them that the culprits would be arrested soon.

The police have registered a case and a manhunt has been launched to nab the accused.

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First Published: Fri, December 09 2016. 18:28 IST