Dalit girl raped, minor stabbed in eyes while resisting rape

Dalit girl raped, minor stabbed in eyes while resisting rape

Special Correspondent

LUCKNOW: A minor Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj district was beaten up by two teenagers and stabbed in the eyes when she resisted their attempt to rape her.

In Basti district, another Dalit girl was allegedly raped by a youth at gunpoint on Saturday.

The Kannauj incident was reported from Bhurpurwa Mauja Dudwa Buzurg village under the Gursahaiganj police station area and it occurred on June 14.

The 14-year-old girl had stepped out of her house around 6 a.m. when she was accosted by two village youths.

When she resisted their attempt to rape her, the girl was repeatedly stabbed in her eyes. Found lying in the field, the victim was rushed to the district hospital and then referred to Hallet Hospital in Kanpur.

Reports quoting the doctors attending on the girl said the cornea of her left eye was completely damaged and there was no chance of the vision in that eye being restored.

An official spokesman said here on Sunday that a case was filed against the accused.

The spokesman said sub-inspector Shiv Shankar Singh and constable Fakhruddin of the Gursahaiganj station had been suspended for failing to lodge the FIR on June 14 when the incident was reported to them.

On the Basti incident, Principal Secretary, Information, Prashant Trivedi said the youth who committed the rape had been identified and efforts were on to arrest him.

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