17-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead While Resisting Molestation in Meerut Market. Boy from “Minority” Community

In a shocking incident that unfolded on Monday in a bustling market in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, a 17-year-old girl lost her life after being shot by a 20-year-old youth, identified as Usman Malik. The police report suggests that the assailant had allegedly attempted to molest the victim, who was on her way to a store at the time of the attack.

Authorities on Girl’s Murder

According to authorities, the victim, whose name is being withheld, had been in a prior relationship with Usman Malik. When she resisted his advances in the market, Malik, armed with a country-made weapon, reportedly opened fire on her. Tragically, the young girl succumbed to her injuries on the spot.

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Despite the swift arrival of local residents and the victim’s family members at the scene, Malik managed to flee before the authorities could apprehend him. The community’s anguish and anger over the incident led to a spontaneous blockade in the market, as they demanded swift justice and the immediate arrest of the culprit. Refusing to hand over the girl’s body for post-mortem examination, the protestors expressed their frustration with the prevailing situation.

“We persuaded them to call off the protest. We have formed two teams to nab the culprit. We hope to arrest him soon,” assured Kamlesh Bahadur, the Superintendent of Police (Rural).

As the investigation intensifies, the community is left grappling with the tragic loss of a young life and the heinous circumstances surrounding it. The incident underscores the urgent need for addressing issues of harassment and violence against women, sparking a renewed call for societal awareness and change.

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