A bone-chilling incident of rape and murder of minor girl has come to light from Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh, where a 7-year old girl was brutally raped and subsequently killed by a 30-year old man identified as Devendra Kashyap.
Kannauj: 7-yr-old girl allegedly raped & murdered by a 30-year-old man (in white shirt in picture); 12 of her bones were found broken in postmortem. Accused arrested. She was going to a temple around 7:30 pm on April 8 when the man raped her & subsequently killed her. pic.twitter.com/RWNc9aAdeZ
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Kannauj is the Lok Sabha constituency of MP Dimple Yadav, wife of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.
As per reports, the girl was missing since Monday after she went to visit a temple in her village in the morning around 7:30 am. Her family started looking for her when she did not return till night. Later, the girl’s father informed the police about her not returning home on April 9 and thereafter the police started investigating the matter.
Two children who had accompanied the girl told the police that the accused wrapped the girl in a shawl and took her away. Police went to the house of the accused to get him but he was not found there. He was later nabbed by the police where he confessed his crime and told the police that he killed the girl after raping her and threw her body in river Kali.
According to SP Amarendra Prasad Singh, a team of State Disaster Response Force and divers was then called in from Lucknow to search the body of the girl from the river. Her body was found floating in a water body in front of Mahabalipur Mauja Firojpur Patiyan, later on Thursday. After postmortem, it was revealed that more than 12 bones in the body of the minor were broken and there were injury marks on her private parts.
A case has been filed against the accused under various laws including the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and he has been sent on remand. A reward of Rs 10,000 has been announced for Sadar Kotwala Vinod Mishra and his team who were investigating the case.