A five-year-old woman was allegedly raped and killed in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh by a person, who was lately launched from jail after spending six months there on the cost of molesting the minor’s aunt, police mentioned on Friday.
The incident came about on Thursday night within the space situated underneath the Sabalgarh police station limits, they mentioned.
The accused, recognized as Bunty Rajak (36), was arrested for the offence, Sabalgarh police station in-charge Narendra Sharma mentioned.
“The five-year-old Dalit girl disappeared on Thursday evening. Her family members failed to find her anywhere in the village, following which they started searching her on the outskirts. They found her lying in a pool of blood in a farm,” he mentioned.
On being knowledgeable, a police crew reached the spot and launched a probe. During the investigation, the accused was arrested from the village, he added.
“Rajak confessed to his crime and he was booked for the rape and murder of the girl. Relevant sections of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention Of Atrocities) Act, and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act were also slapped against him,” the official mentioned.
According to the sufferer’s members of the family, he might need dedicated the crime to settle an outdated rating, he mentioned.
Enraged over the rape and homicide of the woman, the villagers tried to wreck the accused’s home, which led to rigidity within the village.
The sufferer’s members of the family and different villagers staged a highway blockade on Friday to demand capital punishment for the accused, the official mentioned.
“The accused had spent six months in jail for molesting the victim’s aunt and returned to the village about 10 days back only,” Sharma mentioned.