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UP: Two Dalit sisters killed, bodies dumped in pond in Fatehpur

The girls had gone to the field in the afternoon to get vegetables but did not return, the police said.

By: PTI | Fatehpur | November 17, 2020 10:25:12 am
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Two Dalit sisters, both minors, were allegedly killed and their bodies dumped in a pond in a village in the Asodhar area of this Uttar Pradesh district, police said on Monday.

The bodies of the victims with injury marks in the eyes were retrieved from the pond late in the evening, they said.

ASP Rajesh Kumar said the bodies of Sumi (12) and Kiran (8), daughters of Dilip Dhobhi, a Dalit, were retrieved from the pond.

Both the bodies had injury marks in the eyes, he said.

The girls had gone to the field in the afternoon to get vegetables but did not return, the police said.

The family members of the victims have alleged that the assailants killed the girls after an unsuccessful attempt to rape them, the officer said.

The bodies were sent for a post-mortem examination and the report is awaited, the police said.

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