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“She was a very, very, very cheerful little girl and she was peace loving and she was never embroiled in any controversies like this. I don’t know why this happened to her,” her uncle, Suresh Singh, told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The family of the victim, whose name was not revealed, called for stronger rape laws to prevent such attacks from happening again and demanded swift — and harsh — justice for woman’s assailants, Singh said.

“If the government can’t punish them, give the rapists to the people. The people will settle the scores with them,” he said.

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Associated Press reporter Biswajeet Banerjee contributed to this report from Lucknow.