Surat rape victim's body bore 86 injury marks, says autopsy

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After a five-hour long post-mortem, it was revealed that the girl was raped and tortured for at least eight days before being strangled to death.

Meanwhile, authorities in Surat launched a massive operation to ascertain the identity of the girl. "1200 posters have been posted across Surat for identification of girl".

According to Ganesh Govekar, Forensic Head, Civil Hospital, said, "The girl's body had 86 injury marks including ones on her private parts".

He added the victim - who was 11, has not yet been identified and that police from Gujarat's neighbouring states have been asked to help trace her family. Have announced reward of Rs 20,000 for anyone providing information about the victim or her family. He allegedly slit the throat of the girl with a knife after she resisted his move to rape her on April 4 in an abandoned building and dumped the body in a dustbin, Senior Superintendent of Police Anoop Birtheray told a press conference.

The incident comes at a time when the nation is witnessing widespread protests against the government's alleged inaction in the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

"She must have been confined to some place and tortured by the assailant", deputy commissioner of police, zone II, Vidhi Chaudhary told TOI. It bears 86 injury marks, revealed the post-mortem report.

The autopsy report claims her organs were ruptured using "stick or some blunt object".

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In Delhi, a teenager was kidnapped and raped for 10 days by her stalker. "The girl was subjected to severe torture before being killed", a police official was quoted as saying by Times of India.

Commenting on the recent Unnao and Kathua cases, PM Narendra Modi said, "As a country, as a society, we are ashamed of (such incidents)".

He said the police have registered a case of rape and also booked the unidentified accused under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

The 29-year-old accused abducted the 18-year-old from her village and brought her to Surat, where he locked her up and repeatedly raped her.

The police are going via the list of the absent persons to see if the girl's name was mentioned among them.

The Unnao case hit the headlines after the girl attempted to immolate herself in front of Adityanath's residence on April 8, a day before her father died.

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