Minor girl raped, drowned in tub in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi

The girl was alone at home when the incident happened. Police have filed a case and probe is on.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2018 13:00 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Thane, Maharashtra
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People hold placards as they participate in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, in Mumbai, India, April 15, 2018. (Reuters File )

A 14-year-old girl was raped and killed by an unidentified person in Bhiwandi tehsil of Thane district on Thursday evening, police said.

The incident took place around 5.40 pm at Mankoli village near Bhiwandi.

The girl was alone at home when an unidentified man entered the house, raped her and strangled her, an official from Narpoli police station said.

The assailant also forced her head into a tub of water which probably caused the death, he said.

A case under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 376 (rape) has been registered. Further probe is on in the case.

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First Published: Aug 24, 2018 09:42 IST