Intruder axes girl to death

A 16-year-old girl was axed to death today allegedly by a man for resisting sexual assault in Dholpur district.

The incident took place in Basedi area when the accused, identified as Vishnu Thakur (35), entered the premises and tried to molest the girl when she was alone in the house, the police said.

The girl tried to raise an alarm following which the accused hit her with an axe which was lying nearby. The girl died on the spot.

Meanwhile, her neighbours entered the house and caught the accused and tied him up. The villagers also protested and tried to stop policemen from shifting the girl’s body to a hospital, he said. Policemen are camping in the area in view of tension, he said, adding that the accused has been arrested and a case has been registered in this connection.

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