30-Year-Old Non-local Arrested For Rape, Murder Of Minor Girl

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Srinagar: Police on Saturday arrested a 30-year-old non-local man involved in rape and murder of a minor girl in Hayatpora area of Beerwah in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Reports reaching GNS said that the non-local minor girl was abducted last evening and later on her body was found from a nallah in Hayatpora today morning after thorough searches jointly by police and local people.

“Her body was found from a nallah running adjacent to the shed she was putting up with her parents”.

The parents of the victim work in a brick kiln (MB7) in the district, reports said.

According to the family, the girl went missing last evening while she was playing outside. We looked for her everywhere possible place but could not find her, they said.

We approached the police following which a case was registered and a search operation was launched.

Today morning the body of the child was spotted in a nallah and was recovered by the police, they said, adding that the body was taken to nearby health facility for medico legal formalities. Prima facia it was revealed that the minor was raped and murdered.

A police spokesman said that Police Station Beerwah received a written complaint that a girl has been kidnapped.

“Rajinder Chouhan resident of Sitapur Uttar Pradesh at present working at Brick kiln stated that last evening on 02/08/0219 his 05 year old daughter was kidnapped by one person namely Sushil Kumar Chouhan (30) son of Harso Lal resident of Sitapur Uttar Pradesh who is also working at brick kilin in Hayat pora area of Beerwah,” the spokesman said.

Accordingly Budgam Police registered a case FIR No-134/2019 under relevant sections of law in P/S Beerwah and started searches to trace the missing girl, he said. “However, the body of the girl was retrieved by Police from nearby Nallah at Hayatpora”.

During the course of investigation, officers learnt that the accused namely Sushil Kumar Chohan after kidnapping the girl had committed rape and murder of said girl. Accused involved in offence has been arrested and remains in Police custody, he said.

During the investigation dead body of the said girl was sent for post mortem and completion of other medico legal formalities. FSL team also visited the scene of crime which was preserved by the officers investigating the case for gathering important, physical, biological and material evidences, he said.

Further investigation in the matter is going on, the officer added. (GNS)


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