They found her dead body in a mustard field.
A four-year-old child was kidnapped, raped and killed by a man out on bail in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh, on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
The accused, whose name is unknown, was arrested on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
The man was found guilty of raping the child’s aunt the year before.
However, six months into his sentence, he was released on bail. He committed the murder a few weeks later.
According to the police, the girl went missing from her village on February 3.
When her family searched for her, they found her dead body in a mustard field, 200 metres away from their house.
Residents added that the accused took the girl away after luring her with chocolate. Upon seeing him, two other children ran into the house.
During the interrogation, the perpetrator admitted to having raped and killed the victim.
A case was filed against him under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including the SC/ST Act.
The girl was living with her grandparents, whilst her parents were working in Rajasthan.
Angry over the incident, the victim’s relatives carried out a protest and subsequently blocked the traffic.
They called for the suspect to be sentenced to death.
A similar incident occurred 500 km away from Morena district.
A five-year-old child was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a 25-year-old neighbour, in Rewa district.
The child was rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Medical College Hospital in Rewa due to her critical condition. She is now stable, and the accused was arrested.
In Madhya Pradesh‘s Sagar district, another brutal killing occurred in 2019.
A 12-year-old girl was raped and beheaded by her brother and uncle.
In early January 2021, the court awarded them a double death penalty.
The young girl’s body was found in an agricultural field on March 13, 2019, a day after she went missing.
According to the authorities, the 22-year-old brother had abducted the girl, taking her to their uncle’s house.
Inside the house, the two men raped her and later beheaded her with a sickle.
The sickle was found in the house of one of the accused.
Special public prosecutor Tahir Khan said:
“The DNA and post mortem report corroborated the prosecution’s charges.
“I urged the court that the girl used to tie rakhi on her brother’s wrist for protection, but this brother crossed all the limits and committed an inhuman act.”