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Missing infant girl raped and murdered
The victim — a resident of Ramji Nagar in Ghatkopar (West) — went missing on October 7. Ghatkopar police on Monday registered a case of rape and murder against unknown person after the post-mortem report confirmed vaginal injuries on the body of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl whose body was recovered on October 9 near Sangarsh Nagar in Sakinaka.
On October 9, the case took an ugly turn when the child's body was recovered from Sangarsh Nagar in Sakinaka. "The area of Ramji Nagar where the child lived is on a hilltop and the other side of the hill is Sangarsh Nagar which falls under the jurisdiction of Sakinaka police station. Three days ago, the body of the child was recovered with multiple injury marks on the body. The body was sent for post-morterm at Rajawadi hospital," said Vyankat Patil, senior police inspector from Ghatkopar police station.
The police suspects that the child might have fallen from the hill and that could have caused the injury marks on the body.
The case has been registered under section 376 (punishment for rape), 302 (Punishment for murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) of Indian Penal Code and section 4 (punishment for penetrative sexual assault), 8 (punishment for sexual assault) and 12 (punishment for sexual harassment of child) of protection of Children from sexuall offences (POCSO) Act.
New Delhi: It was an investigation that sent cops on a wild goose chase for two days during which they scanned the railway colony near Keshavpuram and interrogated about 300 people to solve the brutal rape of a four-year-old girl.
Finally, a 20-year-old youth from the locality broke down during questioning and confessed to the crime. However, the cops are now trying to ascertain if he had an accomplice. He was being questioned intensively at the time of filing of this report.
The accused, Rahul, was known to the girl's family. The unemployed youth stayed in the same locality and was also arrested earlier in a cycle theft case. Occasionally, he helped his father run a tea stall in a nearby market and often played with the slum children.
During the probe, police questioned the girl's family and identified three people who were close to the child's father and often visited his house. It was found that Rahul used to give sweets and other edibles to the children and often took them out on walks. Suspicion grew on him when the locals said that he had taken to drinking and often misbehaved with them.
Rahul had also gone missing since the incident and came back to the colony on Sunday. He had tried to mislead the police and passed on the blame to another person who was also detained for interrogation.
Senior police officers said that Rahul was taken to the scene of crime where he admitted to have brutalized the child after having a few drinks at a local liquor shop. He had lured her with sweets and promised to take her to an eatery. Instead, he took her to the open ground beside a railway track that the colony used for defecation.
Meanwhile, the child's family said that she was in a semi-conscious state through Monday and it would take a few more weeks before she would be fit to record her statement. Doctors at Safdurjung Hospital told the family that the girl would be kept under observation for a month before she is discharged.