NEW DELHI -- A teenage girl was gang-raped, murdered and tied to a tree in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh.
The events which led up to the rape and murder of the 15-year-old are not quite clear.
While one report said that the teenager had gone to relieve herself when she was attacked by the accused men, another media outlet said that she met one of them in a secluded spot. He along with his two friends then allegedly raped her.
The Samajwadi Party, which is in power in Uttar Pradesh, and the Bhartiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre, have come under fire over this horrific crime as well as the overarching failure to protect Indian women against sexual violence.
“Yet another case, yet another victim, yet another girl. Always women and girls are at the deceiving end, be it Uttar Pradesh or any other state for that matter, Nirmala Samant, former member of the National Commission for Women, told ANI.
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