Faridabad, June 3: In a horrific incident of sexual molestation and murder reported from Haryana, a four-year-old girl was raped, stabbed and stuffed in container by a man who worked at the sweet shop of the victim's father.
The accused, identified as Bhola alias Virendra, is a resident of Faridabad's Palwal. Preliminary investigation revealed that Bhola lured the victim to come with him at his house on Thursday afternoon. The CCTV footage installed outside the sweet shop showed the 24-year-old holding the victim's hand and taking her away.
After taking the minor to his home, the accused perpetrated the rape, followed by a brutal murder. The child's body was then dumped by him in a container at his house.
After the girl remained missing till the evening, the parents and locals were caught with panic and began the search operation. "He (Bhola) even joined us in searching our child at every nook and corner," said the victim's father, adding that this bluff was exposed after the police examined the CCTV footage.
When the police reached the accused's home, his mother reportedly attempted to prevent the cops from entering inside. In the search operation, the drum containing the deceased's body was found in an isolated dark spot.
"We demand justice. He (Bhola) must be hanged till death at the earliest," the victim's father said, while speaking to reporters.
As per the amended POCSO Act, rape of a minor attracts the maximum punishment of death. The police has charged the accused under the amended provisions of POCSO Act, along with various sections of the Indian Penal Code.