Lucknow, June 9: Amid the nationwide outrage over the brutal killing of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl in Aligarh, another horrific case has been reported from Uttar Pradesh. An 11-year-old girl was found raped and murdered in Hamirpur district by the police officials. Her body was found buried at a local graveyard.
The incident drew massive outrage from locals, who staged a demonstration and refused to allow the police to leave the village with the victim's corpse. They demanded the administration to ask the state government to call for a CBI inquiry, or else they would not allow the body to be taken for autopsy. Aligarh Case: Police Rule Out Rape Angle, Say 'Personal Enmity' Behind Horrific Killing of Two-And-a-Half-Year-Old Girl
The villagers retracted their protest only after intervention from senior police officers.
The preliminary inquiry has been launched into the case by the police. An official, privy to the probe so far, said the girl's body was retrieved at around 6am on Saturday, shortly after a woman noticed foul smell emanating from underneath the bushes inside a grave.
The graveyard where the body is found is located close to her home. The police is suspecting a case of abduction, followed by sexual assault and murder.
The autopsy report has confirmed that the minor was raped, before being strangled to death. During the post-mortem, doctors found injury marks on her private parts and neck.
The investigating officers have launched a thorough inquiry to find the first leads into the case. The suspects are yet to be identified.
The inquiry so far has found that the girl was living alone at her residence, as her parents and siblings migrated to neighbouring districts to look for labour. She was left behind to look after the cattle which the family owns.