In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh, a teenage girl was burnt to death on Thursday eveningby unidentified miscreants on a road in Unnao's Bara Sagwar. She was going to a nearby market on her bicycle which was recovered from the spot about 100 kms from state capital Lucknow.
Her body, with 100 per cent burn injuries, her cycle was lying next to her. It appears that the girl was burnt alive, the Uttar Pradesh police said.
An empty can and a bundle of matchsticks were also found on the spot. They have registered a case of murder and any sexual assault will be confirmed in the post-mortem report, a senior officer said.
"She had left home to buy vegetables around 4.30 pm. Soon after, her burnt body was recovered in the village. The news of her death spread in the village and her family rushed to the spot. They identified her cycle and slippers," said a senior police officer.
Sujit Pandey, Inspector General of Police, Lucknow, said, "It appears to be a murder. We have recovered the body, her dupatta, slippers and a bicycle. Investigations are on."
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