16-year-old boy arrested for rape, murder of minor girl in K’taka

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the rape and murder of a minor girl in Kalaburagi district, police said on Thursday.

The investigations have revealed that the accused boy was addicted to watching porn. He was on the mobile constantly and watched porn videos most of the time, said the police.

On Tuesday evening the 15-year-old girl, who had gone out to attend nature’s call, was found dead. The preliminary investigations suggested that the girl was gang-raped and murdered.

A special team was formed by Kalaburagi Superintendent of Police Isha Panth, which arrested three minors within 24 hours. However, during the investigation it was revealed that the 16-year-old accused minor had committed the crime.

The accused had dragged the girl into the sugarcane farm and sexually assaulted her. The accused had smashed her chest with a big stone and strangled her to death with her dupatta. After committing the crime, the boy fled.

The girl’s body bore scratches all over. The police said that the accused followed the victim when she stepped out of her home. He killed her fearing that she might complain against him, police said.

Panth announced Rs 1 lakh cash reward for the police team for cracking the case. She has also stated that the charge sheet in connection with the case would be submitted to the court soon.

The victim had gone out of the house to attend nature’s call on Tuesday afternoon at 3 pm. When the girl did not return home for a long time, the family members of the girl started searching for her. Finally, the villagers noticed her sandals and the girl’s body was found near a sugarcane farm late in the evening on the same day.

The girl was studying in Class 9 and was staying at her relative’s place, police said. The swift detection of the accused has earned appreciation for the police department by local people.




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