A girl (7) was murdered at Jhoke Harihar village on the Muktsar road, 6 kilometres from here, on Thursday night after reportedly being raped.
She was kidnapped around midnight when the family was asleep in the grain market courtyard. Later on Friday, she was found dead near a farm tube-well. She had been strangulated.
Her family of cattle sellers from Rajasthan claimed the body after autopsy. Ferozepur deputy superintendent of police (rural) Palwinder Singh Sandhu said preliminary investigation had not established rape but the autopsy report was awaited.
On June 8, another girl (4) was raped in a Ferozepur village while asleep with her sister and mother in her unprotected courtyard. The rapist, later, abandoned her in a field, where stray dogs attacked her. The accused was arrested.