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17-yr-old girl gang raped, killed in UP

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Muzaffarnagar, Oct 12: A 17-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and killed by three persons when she was alone at her house in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, police said Friday.

Based on a complaint by a family member of the girl, a case was registered against Sanoj Kumar, Jaivir and Sonu Thursday, Additional Superintendent of Police Ajay Pertap said.

The girl's body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the house, the officer said.

She was alone in the house as her parents had gone to Panipat, he said.

The matter is being investigated and a search was launched to nab the accused, Pertap said.

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