A 15-year-old Indian girl was found beaten to death and hanged from a tree after allegedly fighting off a rape attack three young men.
The incident took place yesterday in the Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh when the Year 11 student was returning home from school.
The teenager, who police have now named as Suvita Yadav, was allegedly chased by three boys who tried to rape her but when she resisted they thrashed her to death and hung her body from the tree.
Her corpse was found hanging by the scarf of her school uniform by villagers after her brother Avnish Yadav raised the alarm.
Suvita’s body was sent for medical examination, where it was confirmed she had not been raped.
Her bereaved family are now demanding justice.
Suvita’s uncle, Jeevan Ram Yadav, said: “My nephew alarmed us that some boys were beating his sister.
“When the villagers reached the spot, her body was found hanging.
“The boys were still there.
“She had never complained of them stalking her before.”
A police spokesman said three teenage boys, Shivam, Mangal and Vikas Yadav, had been arrested in connection with the crime.