An eight-year-old lady attending a marriage together with her dad and mom was raped and strangled in Uttar Pradesh final night, in a horrific repeat of the Kathua gang-rape and killing that has left India battling rage and grief. A baby was additionally raped and murdered in Gujarat’s Surat.
An 18-year-old from the village in Etah the place the household was attending the marriage has been arrested. Shockingly, he was discovered mendacity drunk, proper subsequent to the kid’s physique.
The incident passed off round 1:30 am, throughout wedding ceremony rituals wherein loud music was being performed. The dad and mom of the lady have been busy when the accused teen, Sonu, drew her to a half-built home and allegedly raped her. He later allegedly choked her to dying.
“He took her inside and raped her after which murdered her. At 1:30 am, some operate was on. He took the chance to tug her a long way away and rape her,” mentioned the kid’s father.
Sonu labored in a tent-house that places up wedding ceremony marquees within the village. The lady’s household was from a close-by village and associated to the bride.
When individuals realised that the lady had been lacking for some time, they began a search and located her physique and the drunk teen. He has been charged beneath the stringent Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences or POCSO Act.
“The lady is about eight-nine years outdated. She was raped and in addition she was strangled to dying. The accused was close by, he has been arrested,” mentioned police officer Akhilesh Chaurasia.
That is the second youngster rape and killing to be reported previously few days and the third because the kidnapping, gang-rape and homicide of an eight-year-old in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir in January.
In Surat, an 11-year-old was raped and murdered after which her physique was dumped earlier this month. She had 86 accidents and was additionally brutalised with blunt objects.
The BJP authorities in Uttar Pradesh is already preventing public anger over the rape of a teen allegedly by a ruling social gathering lawmaker in Unnao.
The rapes have provoked mass protests throughout India and a frenzy of hashtags and posts on social media.