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Odisha: Youth kills 5-year-old-girl, rapes her dead body; held

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 December 2020, 13:37 IST

In a shocking incident, a youth has been arrested for raping a 5-year-old girl after strangulating her to death, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) chief Arun Bothra said Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference, Bothra said: "The accused youth was addicted to child pornography and strangulated the girl to death as she resisted rape. However, he had sex with her body."

However, the accused youth’s mother and sister, including the victim’s parents rejected the claims of Special Investigation Team (SIT) chief Arun Bothra said Tuesday.
Also, the accused mother said that her son was innocent.

Meanwhile, the accused youth’s mother also filed a complaint at the Nayagarh Sadar Police station and said, “The SIT arrested my innocent son. I have complained about this to the Sadar Police. Bothra told my son to admit to the crime and take Rs 5 lakh cash. My son has been subjected to physical and mental torture. He is being forced to admit charges.”

While describing the minor girl’s murder as most brutal and gruesome, SIT chief Bothra said that the accused was very clever and therefore, he deleted the Google history from his mobile phone.

He further said that while opening his phone, a video of the murder and rape of a 3-year-old girl popped up. In order to escape, the accused youth was watching the minor girl’s rape and murder cases on the internet.

"I had heard of cases where the accused tried to have intercourse with corpses. But this is for the first time in my career as a policeman I came face to face with such an instance of pervert sexual assault," he said.

The SIT chief also said that the accused youth’s younger sister was a close friend of the victim who used to visit his home to eat berries from their backyard.

On July 14, the victim went to the house of the accused house when others were not at home, Bothra said.

SIT chief also said that the accused had watched porn films on his mobile phone throughout the night of July 13.

The accused has also confessed to have committed the crime instantly and no prior plan, Bothra said.

He further added that as evidence, the team has detected the youth’s semen in the dress of the victim which was put in the sack before being dumped near a pond in the backyard of the girl’s house. He later took the girl's leggings and threw them in the same pond.

The girl was brutally murdered on July 14 and her skeletal remain were found from the backyard of her house on July 23.

Meanwhile, the youth was arrested on Monday and was later taken into police custody till December 24 for further interrogation, sources said.

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First published: 23 December 2020, 13:37 IST