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Massive protest in Gaya after teen found beheaded, face burnt with acid

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Gaya: Massive protests took place in Bihar’s Gaya town after  a 16-year-old girl was found beheaded and her face burnt with acid in Bihar’s Gaya as her  family alleges that she was raped, local media reported today.

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The police, however, claim it was a case of honour killing. The town has been witnessing massive protests against the delay in police action and the arrest of the culprits.

NDTV quoted locals as saying that the teenager went missing from her home on December 28. Her body was found near her home in a decomposed state on January 6.

Family members say a police complaint was filed a week she went missing. The police said the girl’s father approached them four days after she went missing.

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According to them, the girl’s mother and sisters said she returned home on December 31, three days after she left. Her father sent her with a man known to the family at around 10 the same night, the police said.

The man has been detained but has not confessed to his role in the girl’s murder. But his call records indicate that he was in touch with the suspects.

The police are waiting for the autopsy report to see if the teenager was raped.

Locals took out a candle light marches on Tuesday and Wednesday, demanding a fair and speedy investigation.

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