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Posted at: Jul 9, 2017, 1:05 AM; last updated: Jul 9, 2017, 1:05 AM (IST)

Girl raped, strangled in Kotkhai: Report

Candlelight march by students, political parties | Hunt on to nab accused

The case

  • The post-mortem report has stated that the girl was raped and strangled
  • The 16-year-old did not return from school on July 4, following which her family members launched a search and informed the police
  • Two days later, her body was recovered from the nearby Haliala jungle
Girl raped, strangled in Kotkhai: Report
Activists of the SFI stage a protest outside the DC office in Shimla on Saturday. Photo: Amit Kanwar

Tribune News Service

Shimla, July 8

Political parties and student federations today took to streets, demanding immediate arrest of the person involved in the alleged rape and murder of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Kotkhai.

The police have constituted three teams to probe the matter and questioned a number of persons, including her classmates and relatives, but the accused is yet to be arrested. The post-mortem report has stated that the girl was raped and strangled. The police have registered a case.

The victim did not return from school on July 4, following which her family members launched a search and informed the police. Two days later, her body was recovered from the nearby Haliala jungle.

Comparing the brutal murder with Nirbhaya, the BJP demanded immediate action against the accused. Student organisations, including the ABVP, the SFI and the NSUI, lodged their protest and took out a candlelight march from the Deputy Commissioner’s office to Sher-e-Punjab, demanding justice for the victim. The girl belonged to Theog and was staying in her uncle’s house in Kotkhai.

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