7-Year-Old Girl Raped, Brutally Murdered In Haryana
Chandigarh: A seven-year-old girl was raped and brutally murdered by a 19-year-old youth in Kaithal area of Haryana. Meanwhile, Haryana police has arrested the accused who confessed to his crime a day later.
According to the victim’s family, the girl went missing on Sunday noon after which they filed a complaint at the local police station.
On being informed, police launched a search operation in the village and recovered the half-burnt body of the girl from the nearby forest. The body was identified by the victim’s clothes.
Police said that a video related to the incident went viral on social media during this time in which the missing little girl was seen going somewhere with a 19-year-old boy.
Launching a manhunt, police nabbed the accused youth and being interrogated him, he confessed to his crime.
“When the youth was questioned, he confessed that he was the girl’s neighbour and used to play with her earlier as well. He lured the girl and then raped her. When the girl raised an alarm, the boy smothered her to death for fear of being caught. The accused has a history of drug addiction. After committing the murder, the accused brought petrol and tried to burn the girl’s body. The body was partly burnt,” a police official said.
He said that earlier a case was registered under section 365, but since the accused confessed that he murdered the minor girl after raping her and tried to burn the body to destroy the evidence, he has been booked and arrested under sections 376 (B), 376 (A) (B), 366A, 302, 201 and POCSO Act.