Gujarat: 10-year-old girl beaten to death with brick for resisting rape bid
A 10-year-old girl was allegedly battered to death after she withstood rape attempt by a 24-year-old youth in Gujarat’s Surat on Monday. The accused, identified as Dinesh Baisane from Maharashtra’s Amalner, was taken into police custody on Tuesday.
As per the police, the accused resides near the house of now-deceased minor girl’s uncle. The girl’s parents, both employees of local units, used to drop her at uncle’s house while going to work.
On Tuesday, Baisane lured the victim under the pretext of buying her a vada pav when she was playing outside her uncle’s residence. He took her to an isolated area, where he allegedly began sexually assaulting her. When she cried for help, he hit her on the head with a brick, leading to serious injuries that resulted in her death.
According to a report by The Times of India, the girl’s parents lodged a missing complaint, after which police began efforts to locate her. With the help of the area’s CCTV footage, police identified the accused and detained him. During interrogation, the accused admitted his crime.
The accused claimed that a distant relative of the girl, had asked him to kill her. The relative has been detained, but his involvement in the murder has not been confirmed yet.
In another horrifying incident, a 35-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by 17 men in Jharkhand’s Dumka district on Tuesday.
The incident allegedly took place when the woman was returning home from a market, a senior police official said, adding that she has been sent for a medical examination.