Yet another incident of rape and murder surfaced from Uttar Pradesh which continues to see a high number of cases of rape and kidnap for ransom. Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri reported the murder of a three-year-old girl.

An autopsy conducted on the body also confirmed that the girl suffered sexual assault.

As per the report, the minor girl was missing since Wednesday and her body was found just half a kilometre from her home with injuries on Thursday.

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Based on the complaint from the victim's father, the accused Lekhram was arrested. The father in his complaint accused Lekhram of kidnapping and killing his daughter due to an old rivalry.

Police had to shoot at the accused as he attempted to flee during their attempt to arrest him.

What is scarier about the cursed district Lakhimpur Kheri is, this is the third such incident of rape and murder in one month.  Earlier, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered. The girl is said to have left home to fill a scholarship application. A few days ago, a 13-year-old girl was raped and strangled in a sugarcane field at Lakhimpur.