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Two Mahadalit girls raped, one killed in Bihar

The deceased was eight-year-old while the 12-year-old survivor was admitted to the intensive care unit of AIIMS-Patna for treatment.

genderviolence crimesagainstwomen rapecases sexualassault POCSO 1 1PATNA: Two Mahadalit girls aged 8 and 12 years were raped and subsequently one of them was killed on the outskirts of Phulwarisharif in Bihar’s capital, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place when the girls hailing from a Mushahar tola under Phulwarisharif police station in the state capital had gone to collect firewood from a nearby field on Monday. Mushahars are the most backward and poor community in the state.

It is not, however, confirmed whether the victims were lured by the tormentors or forcibly taken to a secluded place to commit the crime. The victims were found in a field on Tuesday, nearly 24 hours after they had gone missing. Assistant superintendent of police (ASP), Phulwarisharif, Vikram Sehag said that the police got information about two minor girls lying unconscious in an abandoned field adjacent to the road leading to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) post.

“When the police team reached there, it found one of the girls dead. The other girl was alive.  She was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-Patna, where she is battling for life,” ASP said.

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