Ghaziabad, October 8: The autopsy report conducted on the 6-year-old girl found dead on roof of a mosque has confirmed that she was raped before being strangled to death. The post-mortem findings have sparked tensions in Muradnagar region of Ghaziabad, where the horrific crime was committed.
The victim, daughter of a Muslim family in the locality, had gone missing on Saturday afternoon at 12:45pm. The police had registered the case on the same night and launched a search operation. 14-Month-Old Raped in Gujarat's Sabarkantha.
The bereaved father, while speaking to reporters, said they looked in every nook and corner of Muradnagar till 3am in the night. The mosque was also searched by the locals to find the child.
At 5:45am on Sunday, when locals had gathered at the mosque for the prayers before dawn, they heard monkeys jumping on the roof. When the youths climbed the stairs to shoo them away, they spotted a girl's body, the police said.
Subsequently, the victim's father was called who confirmed that she was his daughter.
While initially a case of kidnapping was registered, the girl's father demanded the police to invoke charges of murder and rape against his neighbours, whom he pinned as the prime suspects.
By the time the police reached his neighbour's house, all male members had fled barring an ailing elderly patient. A search operation has been launched to apprehend them, said Vaibhav Krishna, senior superintendent of police.