A 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and killed, her eyes gouged out and tongue slit, in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on Friday, Indian Express reported.
The incident took place at a village close to the Nepal border.
The victim’s family found the body in a sugarcane field — reportedly owned by one of the accused — after a brief search, the police said. She had earlier gone missing after leaving home on some errand.
An FIR has been registered for murder and two persons have been arrested, the police said. IPC Section for rape and POCSO Act will be invoked, the police said, as the postmortem report has reportedly confirmed sexual assault.
Police officials confirmed invoking the stringent National Security Act against the accused.
Sources said a stole was wrapped around the girl’s neck, her eyes were gauged out and the tongue was slit.