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[ZESTCaste] Dalit girl raped, minor stabbed in eyes while resisting rape

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Dalit girl raped, minor stabbed in eyes while resisting rape

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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 repair.

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 when the incident was reported to them on June 14.

On the Basti incident, Principal Secretary, Information, Prashant
Trivedi said the alleged rape was committed by a youth, Shakti Singh,
in Ranipur Bolaodi village on Saturday.

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