Patna: An eight-year-old girl was allegedly abducted by two men, raped and then killed in Hisua police station area of Nawada district on Monday, the police said, adding they have detained two suspects.
According to police, the girl was abducted around 1.30 am when she was asleep along with her family members in their shanty. Her uncle, a labourer, noticed she was missing when he woke up and lodged a police complaint.
The girl was later found dead in a deserted place in the same locality after one of the suspects, caught by members of the local Bhim Army, revealed the name of other suspect and the place where the minor’s body was thrown. Both suspects were handed over the police.
During interrogation, they told the police they were “under the influence of alcohol when they abducted, raped and strangulated the girl to death”.
The two suspects have been identified as Gorelal Rajvanshi (40) and Sonu Kumar.
An autopsy at the Sadar Hospital has confirmed rape.
“We have registered an offence of rape with murder and also added sections of the Protection of children from sexual offences Act (POCSO),” said SDPO Vijay Kumar Jha.
As per the National Crime Records Bureau, there were 39,000 reported cases of rape in the country in 2016.