UP: 8-yr-old girl strangled to death

Lakhimpur Kheri: An eight-year old girl was allegedly strangled to death by an unidentified miscreant in a village under Pasgawan police area here, police said on Monday.

The body of the girl with her ‘salwar’ wrapped around her neck was recovered from a sugarcane field on Sunday night, they said.

Relatives of the deceased have expressed apprehension of murder after rape.

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Superintendent of Police Vijay Dhull told mediapersons that “prima facie, the deceased seemed to have been strangled to death”.

He further said that a case has been lodged in this connection and further action will be taken after post-mortem.

Dhull said “five police teams coordinated by a Deputy SP have been formed for speedy workout of the case and arrest of the culprit”.

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