By Mirror Now Digital
The body of the minor girl with her head smashed was found at a vacant plot in Jhansi on Saturday morning.
Jhansi police arrested the accused from neighbouring Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh.
A case has been registered against him under relevant legal provisions.
Jhansi: An eight-year-old girl, belonging to the Dalit community, was brutally bludgeoned to death by a 28-year-old man after she resisted a rape attempt by him. The incident took place in Jhansi city of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
Family finds blood-soaked body of minor girl
As per reports, around 6:30 am on Saturday, the minor girl left her house to fetch milk. When she didn’t return home for a considerable time, her family members flared up in a frantic search for her. Hours later, her blood-soaked body, wrapped in a cloth, was found at a vacant plot. Following this, police were informed and an investigation was taken up.
The investigators established the involvement of a labourer, who lived nearby, in the crime. “Within hours of investigation and statement of the victim’s father, it was established that the key accused is Sandeep Jain, who by that time had absconded from the place. His brother Hero, who is the caretaker of the market place, was interrogated for leads. He told the police that he was working here for quite some time and lived in a room in the backyard of the market place,” a report by The Times of India quoted the police as saying.
Accused hit girl with wooden stick & stone
The police, acting swiftly, arrested Jain from neighbouring Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh. During questioning, he told the cops that he lured the minor girl to his room with the intention to sexually assault her. When she resisted and raised an alarm, he severely battered her with a wooden stick. He also hit her with a stone. She suffered serious injuries that resulted in her death. After this, he wrapped her body in a cloth and dumped it in the plot.
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