13-year-old in custody for allegedly raping, slitting throat of toddler

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2016 13:58 IST
Her parents said she went missing from outside her house in Railway Colony in the afternoon, when she was playing with a boy of the same area. (HT Photo)

Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy who allegedly raped a two-year-old girl and then slit her throat with a sharp edged weapon, before abandoning her in a locked room in a semi-naked state on Sunday evening.

The accused, son of a vegetable seller, from Bihar, will be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board today. He has been booked under sections of 376, 511 (attempt to rape) and Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC.

The two-year-old was found in a semi-naked condition with her throat slit, in a locked room at Railway Colony. She was bleeding profusely and crying when she was recovered by her family.

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The victim was rushed to Deep Hospital in Model Town area, where she was operated on her neck. Her condition is stated to be critical.

Police said the accused is the fourth of five siblings and is employed in a stabliser selling shop. He was known to the family of the victim and was a frequent visitor to their house, where he used to play with the two-year-old girl.

Her parents reported her missing from outside her house in Railway Colony in the afternoon, where she was last seen playing with a boy from the same area.

Her father, a native of Uttar Pradesh, reported that they started to hunt for the girl, when they discovered that the 13-year-old boy with whom she was playing, too, was missing.

“During the search, we heard screams from an abandoned room that was locked from outside. When we broke open the lock, our daughter was lying there, half-naked. Her throat was slit with a sharp-edged weapon and she was bleeding profusely. We immediately informed the police and rushed her to the hospital,” her father said.

SHO Beant Juneja of Division Number 5 said, “We rushed to the spot after the family informed us about the incident. The girl was injured with some sharp-edged weapon.”

Medical examination report of the victim has confirmed sexual assault.

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