More blood was splattered in a Bhandara village on Saturday evening when a minor dalit girl was raped and later burnt alive at Dushala village near Khairlanji, some 100 kms from Nagpur in Maharashtra.
According to delayed reports, one Ankush Ramdayal Gajbhiye (26), a resident of Dr Ambedkar Nagar of Dushala village, lured the victim (his cousin), a student of 6th standard, when she was alone at her home.
Ankush reportedly took her away to his farm on a cycle by giving her a candy and then reportedly raped her. The girl screamed, but her shouts went unheard and finally she fell unconscious. This scared Ankush and he poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.
The crime came to light following an enquiry by the victim's parents at night as one of the villagers informed of seeing Ankush with the girl.
The villagers then caught Ankush and thrashed him before he confessed the crime. The villagers were left aghast after seeing the crime scene. The stack of hay was reduced to ashes and the villagers could only see the charred bones of the girl.
The villagers later handed over Anklush to the local police where he again confessed his crime.
Dushala, just 10 kms away from Khairlanji, is the village where four dalits of Bhotmanage family were mercilessly killed by a village crowd in 2006.
Siddhartha Gajbhiye, a resident of Dushala village where the minor was raped, was one of the prime witnesses of Khairlanji massacare.