‘Dalit minor girl was brutallykilled for resisting rape bid’

Jhansi: The postmortem report of the eight-year-old Dalit girl has revealed the brutality inflicted on her by the killer who murdered her on failing to rape her.The report arrived on Sunday and disclosed the girl’s body had numerous bruises all over as the accused had hit her several times with a thick wooden stick and a stone.

The accused Sandeep Jain had lured the eight years old victim to his room on Saturday morning with the intention to rape her, but murdered her when she resisted the attempt and raised alarm. The dastardly crime has left the city shaken.

Jain had hit the girl several times with a thick wooden stick and then with a stone. Both the murder weapons have been recovered by police.

CO City, Rajesh Singh, who is investigating officer of the case, told TOI that the accused has confessed that he tried to rape the girl and panicked and also grew furious when she resisted and raised alarm.

“We have added the charges of attempt to rape and Section 5/6 of POCSO Act in the FIR. The accused has been sent to jail. Some slides have been preserved and will be sent for further investigation,” added Singh.

On Saturday morning, the body of the eight year old dalit girl was found wrapped in a cloth soaked in blood in a vacant plot in Karguajee area of the city.

The accused Sandeeep Jain, who used to live with his brother, a caretaker of a market complex in the same area, was arrested within hours of the crime from his village in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh where he had fled after committing the crime.

He was booked under Sections 302, 201 of IPC and under SC/ST Act. Apart from this, police has also slapped NSA on him.

This story first appeared on timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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