On Wednesday, two teenage sisters were allegedly gang-raped and murdered with their bodies found hanging from a tree in Katra village of the district. The two girls, who were cousins and aged 14 and 15 years, went missing from their house on Tuesday night.

NCW sets up inquiry committee in Badaun gang-rape

The incident triggered protests in the area with villagers alleging the police apathy following which an FIR was registered against seven persons including constables Sarvesh Yadav and Rakshapal Yadav, who were suspended.

Pappu Yadav, who is one of the accused, has been arrested while others are still absconding, Superintendent of Police Man Singh Chauhan said.

Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken suo motu cognizance of incident and will be sending a team to Badaun to investigate the matter.

(JPN)

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