Almost a week after the brutal gang-rape and murder of two teenage girls in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun, a similar incident has come to light in Sitapur.
A minor girl, who stepped out of her house to relieve herself, was allegedly abducted by six men and was later found hanging from a tree. The father of the girl alleges she was raped.
"My daughter was 15. The guy who did this has no child. He was forcing us to get our daughter married to him. We refused saying you are too old, our daughter is only 15 and you are 40. He got hold of my daughter, killed her and hanged her on a tree," said the father.
The six have been booked for murder by the police based on the father's complaint.
"The father is alleging that because of marriage issues, some people had enmity with them. He says that these six people killed and hung his daughter. We have filed a case under Section 302 and the girl's body has been sent for post-mortem," said a policeman.
In the last two weeks, Uttar Pradesh has seen three instances of rape - in Badaun, Azamgarh and Etawah.
Two teenaged cousins, aged 15 and 14, were gang-raped and killed on the night of May 27 in Badaun. Their bodies were found hanging from a tree the next day. Police had allegedly refused to register a first information report for hours. Five people, accused of raping and murdering the teenagers, were later arrested. Two cops were dismissed from duty.