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Ludhiana rape case: Planned to kill 2-year-old after rape, says juvenile

The juvenile accused of slitting the throat of a 2-year-old girl in a rape-and-murder attempt on Sunday has told police he had been planning this assault for many days and carrying a kitchen knife just for the purpose.

punjab Updated: Mar 14, 2016 23:29 IST
HT Correspondent
Ludhiana rape case
A case of rape-and-murder attempt and child sex abuse was registered against the juvenile. (HT Photo)

The juvenile accused of slitting the throat of a 2-year-old girl in a rape-and-murder attempt on Sunday has told police he had been planning this assault for many days and carrying a kitchen knife just for the purpose.

Police say he told them he was addicted to watching porn on mobile phone, and while he looked nervous on his arrest, he showed no signs of remorse certainly when produced in the juvenile court and sent to juvenile home in Faridkot. Inspector Beant Juneja, station house officer (SHO) of Division Number 5, said: “He told us he was scared that if he let her off after sexual assault, she would expose him.”

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“After playing with the child for some time on Sunday, he took her to an abandoned quarter, where he tried to rape her. She started bleeding and crying, so he slit her throat and fled after locking the room. We arrested him from Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) on Sunday evening when he was trying to escape to Bihar, and based on his input, also recovered the knife from his house, which he had hidden behind the utensils after cleaning it,” the SHO said on Monday in Ludhiana.

A case of rape-and-murder attempt and child sex abuse was registered against the juvenile. The victim of assault is said to be out of danger.

A school dropout

The accused, a school dropout, works at an electronics shop near Middha Chowk in Ludhiana. He belongs to Bihar, where his father is vegetable vendor. Fourth of five siblings, he has two elder brothers and an elder sister.

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