UP: Two minors held for raping, killing toddler in Bahraich
Two an a half year old girl was allegedly raped and killed by two minor boys of her village in Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh, said police on Tuesday. The incident happened at Manjjriya village under the jurisdiction of Visheshwarganj Police Station area.
The victim was playing just outside her house along with her four year-old-sister when the boys aged 12 and 13 years took her away, SHO Ashok Singh said.
When the victim's elder sister informed the family, they started looking for her. But, the girl's body was found from inside a water tank hours later, the SHO said.
When the boys were questioned they stated that the girl had lost her life because of asphyxia as she was eating guava which got stuck in her throat and they hid the body in the tank out of fear, the SHO said.
The dead body was sent for autopsy by a panel of doctors which found that she was raped and killed, the SHO said.
A case was filed by the father of the deceased against the boys on Monday and they will be produced before the juvenile justice board before being sent to a juvenile home, the SHO added.