A 13-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Khair beheaded a young boy as revenge after she was raped by his father, police in Uttar Pradesh said Thursday.
Five-year-old Amit was playing outside his house on Tuesday evening, when the girl lured him away under some pretext, took him to a vacant plot nearby and beheaded him, said Rajveer Singh, inspector at Khair police station.
She also allegedly smashed the body with bricks, wrapped it in a polythene bag and set it on fire. The incident came to light when a pack of dogs dragged out the boy’s half-burnt body the next day.
The girl was taken into custody after Amit’s parents told the police that he was last seen with her. Police said she confessed during interrogation that she killed the boy because his father Rinku, who is a labourer, had raped her after giving her a whitener, to which she is addicted.
“Police have taken the girl into custody after registering an FIR. The girl’s father has also lodged an FIR of rape against Rinku, who has been taken into custody for investigation after recording the victim’s statement,” the inspector said.
Police have registered a case of murder against the girl under various sections of the IPC and the SC/ST Act and booked the boy’s father for rape under section 376 of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act.
Superintendent of police (rural) Sansar Singh, however, said investigations are still on as some people in the area suspected the involvement of a ‘tantrik’ in the crime.