Although the district party chief refused to say anything beyond this, he was heard pointing towards the role of a party functionary close to the top leadership in the audio clip.
The 15-year-old had gone to fetch water from a hand pump on Friday night, when the accused forcibly took her to a hut in the village and allegedly raped her.
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A 13-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and murdered on August 14 in Lakhimpur Kheri.
While earlier reports mentioned that eyes and tongue of the victim had been inflicted with injuries by the accused, senior police officers denied such news.
Nepali forces too have set up five new border outposts (BOPs) in the Kailali area on their side of the border with India.
Police team recovered recently-manufactured seven country-made pistols and some semi-finished fire weapons.