A 14-year-old Dalit girl suffered a grievous eye injury after she was stabbed allegedly by two youths when she resisted their attempt to rape her in Gursahaiganj area here, a senior police officer said on Sunday.
Dilip and Niranjan Yadav attempted to rape the girl when she had gone out in connection with some work in Gadwa Buzurg village Saturday evening, Rajendra Singh, Superintendent of Police Kannauj said.
“When the girl raised alarm, the duo attacked her with knives, piercing her left eye and injuring the other,” Mr. Singh said.
The girl has been referred to Kanpur for further treatment, the SP said.
“The two accused are from the girl’s village,” the SP said.
The left eye has suffered around 80 per cent damage and it might not be normal again as the cornea has been affected, a doctor at a local hospital said after examining the girl.
Sub-divisional magistrate Manoj Singhal said that financial assistance would be given to the girl from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Hindu