Yet another minor rape incident has been registered in the police station of Nighasan, Uttar Pradesh.
In a most astonishing case emerging from the state of Uttar Pradesh, a man abducted, raped and then murdered an eight-year-old girl. The accused told police that he wanted to “teach the girl’s father a lesson” owing to a business rivalry between them over a property deal from about a year ago.
According to reports, the man confessed to abducting the minor girl from outside her house on Sunday. He then took her to a sugarcane field where he raped and later strangled her to death, he told police. After murdering the child, he left her body in a village in Lakhimpur Kheri district from where it was recovered by locals on Sunday evening. After they received a tip-off about the accused’s location, police arrested him while trying to board a bus on Monday night.
Upon interrogation, he said that the girl’s father owed him some money from a land deal from about a year ago. A former neighbour of the victim’s family, the girl’s family suspected the man of committing the crime right after the girl’s disappearance since he had threatened the minor’s father a few days back. The accused, one Chottelal told police that he did so to “teach a lesson to her father”. After he confessed, an FIR under sections 302, 376 of the IPC and 5/6 of the POCSO Act was registered against him. A charge under section 201 of the IPC which corresponds to the causing and disappearance of evidence has also been stacked against the accused.