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Noida boy arrested for allegedly murdering 3-year-old neighbour after he failed to rape her

Police said the accused has claimed that he got ‘excited’ after watching a porn video on his uncle’s mobile phone and then lured the victim to try and rape her.

noida Updated: Jun 08, 2018 23:52 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times, Noida
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/Danish Siddiqui
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/Danish Siddiqui(REUTERS)
         

Police on Friday apprehended a 13-year-old boy for allegedly abducting and killing a three-year-old whose body was found dumped in Bisrakh area of Greater Noida two days ago.

Police claimed that the boy killed the minor after he reportedly failed to rape her. He then dumped the body near a temple in Bisrakh area of Greater Noida. The minor boy is the victim’s neighbour.

“We received a crucial lead from a closed circuit television footage which showed the boy luring the victim to a secluded spot outside the village. We apprehended the boy on Friday morning and interrogated him after which he confessed to the crime,” said Akhilesh Tripathi, station house officer, Bisrakh police station.

Police said the accused has claimed that he got ‘excited’ after watching a porn video on his uncle’s mobile phone and then lured the victim to try and rape her.

“The minor abducted the victim when there was a power outage in the village. He took her to a secluded spot and attempted to rape her. When she resisted, he strangulated her and then dumped her body near a temple,” said Tripathi.

On Wednesday morning, locals discovered the body of the girl with injury marks on her neck and one of her foot half-eaten by an animal. The distance between the temple and the victim’s house is merely 300 metres. According to the girl’s father, his daughter had gone missing around 8pm when she was playing near the gate of the house.

“We have sent the boy to a juvenile shelter home for now. The victim was known to the girl and her family often used to visit his house. Earlier, the victim’s father had named one of his relatives as an accused,” said Tripathi.

First Published: Jun 08, 2018 23:45 IST

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