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Delhi girl found dead after suspected rape

Posted on Jan 26, 11:27AM | IBNS

It seems Delhi region continues to carry on with the tag of being the 'no safe place for women' as a young class 12 student have been allegedly raped and stabbed to death in Faridabad, a satellite town of the national capital.

The victim's kin alleged that the girl was raped before she was murdered near her home, reports said.

However medical tests were yet to confirm whether the girl was sexually assaulted.

According to the police sources, the victim's dead body showed serious injuries on her neck and stomach which appear to have been caused by a knife.

Police arrested a 30-year-old man, who has confessed to killing the girl.

According to her family members, the girl did not return home from tuition classes on Thursday afternoon.

Police, who visited the victim's tuition class said her friends confirmed to have witnessed the girl being followed and harassed by a man.

Local residents carried demonstrations in front of the police station and blocked the roads to protest against the crime, said reports.

The locals have also reported to have stormed the house of the accused and pelted stones besides setting a motorcycle on fire.

Due to the escalating tension in the area, additional police force was deployed to maintain law and order.

With this incident, it seems Delhi continues to bear the national shame of harbouring crimes on women once again, after it was set to a fierce protest zone following the brutal gang rape (and subsequent death) of a 23-year-old paramedical student on Dec 16 last year.

Following the gang rape case in Delhi, the government has set up a committee to review existing laws for crimes against women, which indicted "systemic failure" and apathy within the government, the police and the public.

The committee has reportedly recommended tougher jail terms for voyeurism, stalking and life imprisonment for extreme rape cases.