KANPUR: A 12-year-old girl was murdered in a village under Chikasi police station of Hamirpur on Sunday. The victim's body wash found in her house with deep wounds late on Sunday.
Police said an FIR was registered against unidentified men for murder, besides the Pocso Act.
circle officer Sadar Manik Chandra Mishra said the girl was alone in the house while her parents with her siblings had gone to work in the agricultural fields. "When they returned in the evening, they found the girl's semi-nude body in a pool of blood in the courtyard of the house. Subsequently, the police were informed. There were injury marks on her private parts and also in her head and face. We have recovered a wrench found to be inserted in her mouth. It seems that the assailant killed her in order to hide his identity," said SHO RK Patel.