Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on August 27 ordered state officials to invoke the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against those involved in the rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl in Lakhimpur Kheri district.
The police had found the mutilated body of the teenager near a dry pond nearly 200 metres from her village on August 25. According to the girl's family, she had left home to fill a scholarship application. However, when she did not return the family informed the police.
Her autopsy report later confirmed that she was raped.
The chief minister has extended an ex-gratia amount of ₹5 lakh to the girl's family and assured them that the case will be heard in a fast track court in order to ensure timely justice.
Earlier on August 14, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped and strangled to death in the Isanagar police station area of Lakhimpur Kheri.
Her body was found in a field near her residence by her family members. Her father had alleged that she had been strangled, her eyes were gouged out and her tongue cut off.
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