April 22, 2015 12:42:37 am
A 13-year-old girl who had gone missing Monday afternoon was found dead on a hillock in Allahabad’s Genuva village later in the evening. The police suspect she was raped and murdered and more than one person could be involved.
“The post-mortem report is awaited. As of now, we have registered a case of murder and will add the section of rape if the post-mortem report establishes the offence. We have identified some who could be involved. It is clear more than one person was involved in the incident,” said Circle Officer (Bara area) Kulbhushan Ojha.
He added around 11 am, the girl went to the fields where her father was working to give him food. “They started for home around 2 pm after the father finished his work. On the way, the child told her father to go home as she had to collect some cow dung for uple (used as fuel material). The father went ahead and she went to the Biharia hillock which is barely 500 metres away from her house,” said Ojha.
When she didn’t return home by 4 pm, her father and some locals carried out a search. Around 8 pm, some men spotted the girl’s body.
Her clothes were dishevelled and there were nail bite marks around her neck. “We will take strict action against the accused,” Ojha said.
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