7-year-old raped and murdered during wedding ceremony in Etah
7-year-old raped and murdered during wedding ceremony in EtahArvind ChauhanA seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Etah district during an ongoing wedding ceremony, by a youth who was hired to setup tent for the occasion. | TNN | Updated: Apr 17, 2018, 16:02 IST
- A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Etah district during a wedding ceremony
- The girl was found with strangulation marks on her neck
The incident took place in Sitalpur village, two km away from Kotwali Nagar police s tation early Tuesday morning. The victimâs body was found abandoned at an under-construction home, close to the wedding venue. Following the incident, the accused identified as Sonu Jatav fled, but was later apprehended by the police.
According to sources, the victim, a resident of Sitalpur, along with her parents had come to attend the wedding ceremony of a local journalistâs sister. The girl went missing during the garland exchange ceremony, even as her parents kept searching for her whereabouts. âLater at around 1:30 am, the unconscious girl was found in a semi-naked condition, with strangulation marks on her neck. Her abdomen also had blood stains,â the source said.
Tthe girl was declared brought dead at the government hospital of Etah.
Superintendent of police, Etah, Akhilesh Chaurasia, said, âThe girlâs body has been sent for postmortem, while the accused has been arrested. Based on the written complaint of the victimâs family, the accused Sonu has been booked under IPC section 302 (murder), 376 (rape) and POCSO act.â
An official source said, âThe victim and accused hailed from the same village and he probably lured the victim while her parents, guests and others were busy during the wedding ceremony.â
Earlier too, similar incidents have been reported from neighbouring districts. On April 11, in Etah, a dalit girl charged a man with allegedly raping her after lacing her food with sedatives.
On March 17, a third-year-old law student of an Agra college raped and murdered an eight-year-old girl. He left her body at a college ground in Agra.
A 14 year-old girl was allegedly raped and burnt to death by her 17 year-old neighbour in Malahpur village of Aligarh on March 3.
On February 24, a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 23-year-old neighbour in Delhi gate police jurisdiction in Aligarh.
On February 14, a 16-year-old dalit girl was allegedly gang raped in Nagla Ajab village under Pachok ara police jurisdiction of Firozabad district.
On February 2 in Shikohabad (Firozabad district), a seven-year-old boy was murdered after been sodomised by a 20-year-old youth, who was a neighbour of the victim.
On November 26, a seven-year-old girl was raped and murdered by her father in Etmadpur area of Agra district.
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