A court in India rejects a police report that two teenage girls found hanging from a tree in 2014 committed suicide

A court in India has rejected a federal police report the ruled that two teenage girls found hanging from a tree in India last year committed suicide instead of being gang-raped and then murdered.

 

The police reported that the girls killed themselves “out of shame” after one of the girls was said to have been seen with a boy.

 

The girls parents along with human rights organizations across the country accused authorities of  “trying to fudge the case,” citing that there were too many unanswered questions.

 

The girls, who were fourteen and fifteen years old, were found hanged in May 2014 in Uttar Pradesh.

 

Initial reports found that the girls were sexually assaulted and died due to being hung.

 

Police accused the family of filing a false report.

 

Three men were arrested in connection with the rape and murder and two policemen accused of “dereliction of duty” were all freed on bail in September.

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