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Police establish identity of mother, daughter raped and murdered in Surat

The girl was raped multiple times before she was choked to death. Her body was found with 86 injury marks from Surat’s Pandesara area on April 6. The mother’s decomposed body was recovered on April 9.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2018 00:03 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
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Students in Srinagar shout slogans during a protest against the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.(REUTERS)

The arrest of a third person in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old minor girl and her mother in Surat has finally helped establish the identity of the victims, the Gujarat police said on Friday.

“The Rajasthan-based family of the mother and daughter has arrived and confirmed their identity. Following which the bodies of duo was cremated on Friday,” said a senior police officer.

Police on Friday also arrested the third accused Kuldeep Gurjjar, who had allegedly sold the widowed woman and her daughter as bonded labourers to Surat-based construction contractor Harsh Gurjjar for Rs 35,000.

Harsh, who is in police custody till May 2, had developed intimate relationship with the mother and killed her on March 20 when she pressurised him to stay with them.

Later, Harsh also killed the daughter on April 5 as she was an eyewitness to her mother’s murder.

The girl was raped multiple times before she was choked to death. Her body was found with 86 injury marks from Surat’s Pandesara area on April 6. The mother’s decomposed body was recovered on April 9.

The police had earlier arrested one Hariom Gurjjar, who helped Harsh in killing the mother and daughter.

First Published: Apr 27, 2018 22:00 IST