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Minor’s rape and murder: Cops clueless, migrant family leaves Jalandhar

The migrated family from Bihar, has finally left the city on Tuesday after the devastating incident of their eightyear-old daughter’s rape and murder shattered the family members.

punjab Updated: Feb 10, 2017 13:37 IST
Jatinder Kohli
The labourer’s daughter was kidnapped on February 1 and her body was found after two days in Patara at Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur highway.
The labourer’s daughter was kidnapped on February 1 and her body was found after two days in Patara at Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur highway.(Illustration by Daljeet Kaur Sandhu/HT Photo)

The migrant family from Bihar, has finally left the city on Tuesday after the devastating incident of their eight-year-old daughter’s rape and murder shattered the family members.

The unidentified accused is still absconding.

“We will never come back to this city again”, victim’s mother told Hindustan Times.

The labourer’s daughter was kidnapped on February 1 and her body was found after two days in Patara at Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur highway.

A day after the recovery of body it was discovered that the victim was raped before murder.

Earlier the cops of Basti Bawa Khel and Patara police stations remained in a dillydally mode to register the murder case and a day after, the Basti Bawa Khel police finally added Section 302 (murder), 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 3, 4 of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offence Act (POCSO) 2012 in the case.

On February 2, the cops had registered the case under Section 365 (kidnapping) of the Indian Penal Code.

Speaking to HT, the victim’s father who works in tyre manufacturing unit told that the tragic incident had transformed their lives for bad.

“The stigma that we are facing, nobody else can imagine that,” said the father in a broken voice.

“I had come here with my family three years back for job.” the father said adding that the victim had started studying in a local government school after he got a job.

“We were happy back then. After the incident, we are scared now”, said the father.

He said that if the cops are able to nab the accused, he will come to see the accused to know why he killed his daughter.

The mother told that they have some relatives here with whom they will be in touch to know about the case.

Their neighbours told Hindustan Times that after burying the body of the victim, the family packed their luggage and moved.

The neighbours also revealed that they had asked the victim’s father to stay till the accused is arrested as the victim’s younger brother was with her at the time of kidnapping and can help in identifying the accused but no avail.

Basti Bawa Khel station house officer Govinder Kumar Khullar said, “We have been working on the case but are yet to achieve any breakthrough.”

Around 4 pm on February 1, the girl along with other children had gone outside her rented accommodation.

The girl lives with her parents and two siblings.

As per the eyewitnesses, the kidnapper called the victim on the pretext of giving prasaad and then took her from the spot on his cycle.

In the same locality, another migrant family of a private security guard has been searching for his two children, a daughter, and a son, from a long time now.

Both went missing under mysterious circumstances on the eve of Raksha Bandhan on August 23, 2013, and a kidnapping case was registered.

They are still untraceable as per the police records.