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Another shocker from Haryana: 11-year-old raped, murdered in Panipat; 2 neighbours arrested

Police have arrested two persons, identified as Pradeep Kumar, 28, and Sagar, 22, who are residents of the same village in connection with the case.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2018 12:35 IST
Neeraj Mohan
Neeraj Mohan
Hindustan Times, Panipat
Haryana,11-year-old raped,murder
Panipat superintendent of police Rahul Sharma said that the accused are the girl’s neighbours and have confessed to the crime.(HT File/Representative image )

Two days after a 15-year-old girl’s brutalised body was found near a canal in Budhakhera village of Jind’s Safidon town, a similar incident was reported in the adjoining district of Panipat. A semi-naked body of a 11-year-old Dalit girl was recovered from a deserted place on the outskirts of Urlana Kalan village of Panipat district on Sunday morning.

Police have arrested two persons, identified as Pradeep Kumar, 28, and Sagar, 22, who are residents of the same village in connection with the case.

Panipat superintendent of police Rahul Sharma said that the accused are the girl’s neighbours and have confessed to the crime.

“As per a family member, the girl, a student of Class 6, had gone missing on Saturday evening when she went to throw the garbage. Her body was spotted by the police the next morning, who called the police,” the SP said.

As per the police, the accused told the police that they had kidnapped the girl on Saturday night and taken her to a deserted place, where they tried to rape her.

Soon after getting information, police reached the village and started investigation. “The police suspected the involvement of the two neighbours. During interrogation , the duo admitted to the crime. We have also recovered half burnt clothes of the victim from their possession,” the SP said.

As per police sources, the accused told the police that they had kidnapped the girl on Saturday night and taken her to a deserted place, where they tried to rape her. When the girl tried to resist, they strangulated her with a scarf.

They have even reportedly admitted to trying to have sex with the corpse after murdering the girl.

Madlauda police station in-charge Sandeep Kumar said the postmortem has been conducted and the body was handed over to the family.

The accused have been booked under Section 302 (murder), 366 (Kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and prevention of children from sexual offences (POCSO) Act.

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 12:35 IST