Schoolgirl, 12, lured to sleepover then ‘beaten and tortured’ by classmates

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Two 12-year-old girls have been arrested after allegedly luring a classmate to a sleepover and brutally shaving her head, burning her with a lighter and suffocating her by sitting on her, police say.

The "heart-wrenching" attack on the 12-year-old female was filmed and posted onto social media, Sergeant Dan Frye told WTHR-13.

The tragic victim was dropped to a sleepover at one of the girls' homes on Friday night.

Police were called the next day and found the girl suffering "serious" injuries.

“Unfortunately, I’ve had to watch some of the video, and it’s a good thing we have some video, but it’s unpleasant to watch,” Mr Frye said.

“From the stuff that I’ve learned at this point during the investigation, it is very sensitive. It is what I would consider severe."

One of the suspects has been charged with the juvenile equivalent of intimidation, criminal confinement and battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

Police have refused to reveal any further details of the allegations, due to the age of those involved.

But the victim's aunt told FOX59 that her tragic niece was allegedly “tortured, beaten, [and] confined“ by the two girls.

Police have said further charges are likely as they work to obtain warrants to secure more of the mobile phone footage.

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In other news, a man allegedly punched seven Asian women in a prolonged two hour spree.

Police in New York arrested and charged 28-year-old Steven Zajonc with hate crimes, who they say has punched or elbowed seven different Asian women in a short period of time.

According to the New York Police Department, the assaults took place between the hours of 6:30pm and 8:37pm on Sunday (February 27), all in the area of southern Manhattan.

Victims of the series of assaults ranged from 19 to 57-years-old, and reports indicate that all seven women were attacked without any provocation.

In a statement released on Twitter, the NYPD said: "In all 7 cases the suspect punched Asian female victims."

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