Lakhimpur Kheri: A 14-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Nighasan Police Station at Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh.

11 police officers including Station Officer have been suspended in this regard.

Police registered a case of rape and murder against unidentified accused and started the probe in the matter.

14-year-old Sonam’s body was found hanging from a tree within the police station premises on Friday.

Sonam’s family has alleged that the minor was raped and thereafter murdered.

Investigating the matter, Superintendent of Police (SP) DK Rai and officiating District Magistrate and CDO Madan Pal Arya on Friday recorded the statements of minor’s family and assured strict action against the culprits.

Nighasan Station officer Ravi Srivastava, Sub-Inspector VK Singh and head Surendra Pratap Singh were sent to lines by Rai on Friday night.

The SP had instructed Circle Officer Nighasan Inayatulla Khan to submit his report in the case. “Based on CO’s report, 11 cops including station officer Ravi Srivastava have been suspended. According to official records, they were present in the police station when the incident was reported,” said Rai.

The police official added, “On the complaint of Sonam’s mother Tarannum, a case on charges of rape and murder has been registered against the unidentified persons.”

Meanwhile, outraged by the incident, people have started staging dharnas.

JPN/Bureau