Six-year-old girl raped, killed by neighbour; locals beat up accused
The accused allegedly lured the girl, took her to his house where he raped her and tried to strangle her. The victim was found in the house in an unconscious state and she died later during treatment at a hospital
A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed in a village near here by a man who was later assaulted by local people, the police said on Friday. The accused allegedly lured the girl, took her to his house where he raped her and tried to strangle her on Thursday night. The victim was found in the house in an unconscious state and she died later during treatment at a hospital, police said."
The villagers beat up the accused and handed him over to the police and he was now hospitalised. Police said the girl's mother knew that her daughter had gone to the house of the accused and when she did not return, she went to his house but he refused to open the door.
Villagers then assembled there and they broke open the door and found her in one of the rooms. She was first taken to the railway hospital and then shifted to AIIMS where she died, police said. Local people on Friday put up a road blockade in front of Jatnai police station demanding stringent action against the accused. The blockade was lifted after a senior police officer from Bhubaneswar went to the spot and assured the agitators of compensation to the victim's family and action against the culprit.
In a similar incident, a man was arrested for allegedly raping and killing his five-year-old cousin sister in Ghaziabad, police said. The minor's body was recovered from a sugarcane field near Sarana village on Monday morning, police said.
The girl was abducted from Indira Puri Colony in Murad Nagar when she was playing outside of her home, they said. The girl was abducted and raped by her cousin brother Mahajan when she raised an alarm Mahajan killed her, Superintendent of Police (rural) Neeraj Kumar Jadoun said.
At the time of the incident, the victim's parents were away from home, meeting some relatives, Jadoun said. When the parents returned home, they asked about the girl to their other two children, he said.
Following which, an FIR was lodged by the deceased girl's father Namskar. During the investigation, police examined CCTV footage of the surrounding area and zeroed in on Mahajan as the main suspect.
Mahajan was arrested and he confessed to the crime, the official said. Mahajan has been booked under 364, 376, 302 of IPC and sections of the POCSO Act, Jadoun said.
With inputs from PTI
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