Rajasthan News

Eight-year-old minor raped and killed

by RajasthanDirect
Jul 07, 2013

An eight-year-old girl was raped and then strangulated to death in Pratapgarh’s Arnod area. The girl’s naked body was found in a forest area near the town on Saturday. Police said the accused is on the run.

Addl SP, Pratapgarh, Bhagwat Ram Meena said that some villagers informed the police on Saturday that the body of a girl was lying in the forest area near Bhatalia village in Arnod.

“A police team was immediately rushed to the spot. The girl was lying naked and prima-facie it seemed that she had been strangulated after being raped. It came up that the girl belonged to Bhatalia village and she had been┬ámissing┬ásince Friday afternoon,” said the officer.

The officer added the girl was playing outside her house when one 20-year-old Prahlad Kumar was spotted approaching her around 5 pm.

“Prahlad, a labourer who belonged to the same village, was seen leaving with the girl. It has come up during preliminary investigation that he took the girl to the nearby forest area, raped and then strangulated her to death,” said the officer.

The family members kept searching for the girl throughout the night. After ascertaining the identity of the girl, the police informed the family members. The officer added that the girl’s body was handed over to the family members after postmortem.

“Prahlad is on the run. We have got some concrete clues about his whereabouts. We will trace him soon,” said the officer.

src: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-07-07/jaipur/40420572_1_forest-area-eight-year-old-girl-naked-body

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