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Deoria: Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, PL Punia, on Sunday met families of three Dalit girls who were found dead in Deoria and assured that the commission would maintain an eye of the inquiry into the case.

Punia said that he would try that the Uttar Pradesh government extends financial help of at least Rs 10 lakh to the kin of the girls.

Stating the incident as “unfortunate”, he said that family members of the girls were very poor and had not been provided house under Indira Awas scheme.

He also slammed the state government alleging that there was complete jungleraj in the state. Three Dalit girls, two of them minors, were on Saturday found dead with head injuries in Barhaj area here, a senior officer said.

Bodies of Priti (9), Pinky (13) and Indu (18), who were missing since yesterday, were found with serious head injuries near Katiyari village, Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar said.

He said that rape could not be ruled out, but anything concrete could be said only after receiving the post mortem report.

First Published | 22 March 2015 5:32 PM
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