Surat minor rape-murder victim may be from Odisha: Gujarat Home Minister

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In the Unnao case, a 17-year-old girl has alleged that she was raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at his residence on June 4, 2017.

The police have sent DNA sample taken from the girl's body to the Forensic Sciences Laboratory for identification.

According to Ganesh Govekar, Forensic Head, Civil Hospital, said, "The girl's body had 86 injury marks including ones on her private parts".

The Gujarat Police had announced an award of Rs 20,000 for providing any information about the girl.

Despite the Gujarat Police leaving no stone unturned to trace the identity of 11-year-old girl, who was reportedly murdered after brutal sexual assault for nearly a week, cops are clueless about the girl's family as well as the accused. A 5-hour long postmortem of the girl revealed that she had been raped and tortured for a period of at least 8 days and was later strangled to death.

The police are now scanning the list of the missing persons to establish girl's identity and to find out details about her family.

According to Surat Police, the victim's body was found lying in bushes near a cricket ground in Surat's Pandesara area.

The case has been handed over to crime branch and sections such as 302 (Punishment for murder), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), and 376 (Punishment for rape), and under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) against the unidentified culprits have been levied.

Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government has said that the minor who was found raped and murdered in Surat may be from Odisha. He said the police had scanned the missing children's data of several states, including Odisha and West Bengal, the two states the police believe the girl most likely belonged to. "Our daughters will definitely get justice", he added. "The girl was subjected to severe torture before being killed", a police official was quoted as saying by Times of India. He died on Monday, while in police custody. After the victim narrated her ordeal to her parents, they registered a police complaint.

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