12-yr-old Dalit girl beheaded in Madhya Pradesh village, police launch probe
A 12-year-old Dalit girl was kidnapped and beheaded and thrown outside a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district. Police suspect the girl might also have been sexually assaulted and are awaiting post mortem report.Updated: Mar 15, 2019 23:59 IST
Hindustan Times, Sagar
A 12-year old Dalit girl was kidnapped and beheaded, and her body was thrown outside a village in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. Police suspect sexual abuse. The post mortem report is awaited.
According to Banda police station officer Satish Singh, they received information that a body was lying in an agriculture field outside Berkhedi village on Wednesday night.
That morning, the girl, a student of Class 6 had gone to the village school for her annual exam. However, when the girl did not return home, her family started searching for her in the evening.
On Thursday morning a missing report was lodged.
Police said the deceased’s family has alleged that a man who lives in the same village and with whom they have a feud following a land dispute might be behind the murder. Patel has gone missing.
The girl’s autopsy is being done by a team of doctors at the Banda community health centre and it will become clear where she had been sexually assaulted before the murder.
First Published: Mar 15, 2019 16:55 IST