Thursday, August 22, 2019

Girl, 6, is gang-raped & strangled by two brothers before their mother helped in dumping her body

Two teenage brothers gang-raped and killed a six-year-old schoolgirl and their mother helped to dump her strangled body in Uttar Pradesh, India.

The girl, who was a student in the first year of primary school, was playing near the accused family's house but went missing in the afternoon.

The boys, aged 12 and 15, admitted to s-xually assaulting her. 

Family and police launched a manhunt when she did not return home in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district.

The search went on through the night and the team found her on Wednesday just 200 metres from the boys' house, Shyam Narain Singh, Station House Officer of  Phoolbehad Police Station, told MirrorNowNews. 

'The accused told us they had lured the girl into their house with a candy,' he added. 

The rapists' mother confessed that she hid the body when she found out her two children had strangled the schoolgirl to death.

It is reported that the boys worked as rag pickers, picking up and selling rags. The mother worked as a labourer.

MirrorNowNews added that the family are members of the 'Dalit,' or untouchables, in India's pervasive caste system. 'Dalits' often perform the most menial jobs and those of a higher caste won't touch them due to fears of contamination or passing bad luck.

They have been charged with murder and hiding evidence. The boys have also been charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.