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Four members of family in UP's Prayagraj killed, teen allegedly gangraped UP | Prayagraj murder

Four members of family in UP's Prayagraj killed, teen allegedly gangraped

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 26 Nov 2021, 10:25 pm

Lucknow/IBNS:  Four members of a family in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, including a 16-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy, were found murdered at their home on Thursday morning, media reports said.

Relatives of the family, which belongs to a Scheduled Caste, have claimed the girl could have been raped before her death.

They have accused a neighbouring family of the crime, which belongs to the so-called "upper caste".

An FIR  has been registered with charges including gang rape and murder against 11 named persons. Eight of whom have been arrested so far.

The Prayagraj police chief told the media some people had been taken into custody for questioning.

Congress's UP in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra landed in Prayagraj on Thursday and met the family of those killed.

"The family is in terror. All of them are women, the male member works in Jharkhand. They don't know what will they do alone, somebody can come and torment them. Police didn't help them," she said.

According to reports, bodies of a 50-year-old man, his 45-year-old wife, and their children were found at their home on Wednesday morning.

Police said they may have been attacked with a sharp weapon, and that there were grievous injuries on their bodies, reports said.

The girl's body was found in a room inside the house, while the other three bodies were found together in the courtyard.