4-year-old gang-raped, murdered in Sirsa, Body fished out from sewage pond
Sukhjeevan Sharma,, INVC,, Sirsa,, After several hours of struggle, the divers pressed into service by the police succeeded last night in fishing out the body of a minor girl, who allegedly became a victim of rape and murder by two youths at Dabwali town in Sirsa. The body was handed over to the family members of the victim after a postmortem in the General Hospital, Dabwali. Two youths allegedly took away a four-and-a-half-year old girl playing outside her house in Kabir Basti of Dabwali, raped her and threw the unconscious victim in a pond of sewage disposal. The incident occurred on the evening of January 25 and since then, the family members of the girl had been searching for her. The family informed the police when an 8-year-girl, who was playing with the victim when she was lifted, identified one of the accused, Vicky. Upon interrogation, Vicky told the police that he and his friend Chhiller had kidnapped the girl, raped her in a state of intoxication and them thrown the girl, who was then in an unconscious condition, in a pond filled with the town’s sewerage waste.
The police has arrested both the accused : With the daylong efforts of the divers, the body of the girl was recovered from the pool. After the divers failed to recover the victim’s body throughout the day on Sunday, the police put into service motors to pump out water from the pond. Dabwali Deputy Superintendent of Police Puran Chand Panwar said that Vicky was married and both he and Chhiller were drug addicts.