THE body of an eight-year-old Dalit girl was recovered from a sugarcane field in Bisalpur area of UP’s Pilibhit district Friday.
The Class III student had gone missing Thursday morning after she was reportedly sent home alone by her school teacher for failing to deposit her fees. While post-mortem was being conducted at the time of filing of the report, police suspect the girl was raped before being strangled to death. Following the incident, the district administration came to know that the private school she studied in was being run without recognition from the state education department. Sub-Divisional Magistrate B P Singh, who reached the village after the incident, later sealed the school.