In another deplorable incident, a 6-year-old minor girl was brutally raped and murdered by her neighbour, Farooq (24) in a village in Fatehpur, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Farooq, who was drunk, reportedly lured the girl with a biscuit and took her to a secluded place where he raped her and thereafter murdered her.
When the villagers saw the accused hiding the dead body in a sack, they caught him and beat him up, after which he was handed over to the police.
The police subsequently admitted the accused to the hospital as he suffered serious injuries after being thrashed by the villagers.
Speaking of the incident, the SP, Ramesh Kumar confirmed that a 6-year-old girl has been murdered by her neighbour named Farooq. The deceased’ body has been taken into possession and sent for post-mortem. The accused has been arrested. Only after the post-mortem report is out, it will be clear how the baby was killed, said the SP.
The minor’s mother claimed that her daughter was playing outside the house when Farooq lured her and took her away and did wrong to her. Later the child’s body was found in a sack, the mother said, furthering that when her child went missing, she had also gone to Farooq’s house to inquire, but he had refused, saying that “she was not there”, claimed the minor’s mother.
Such cases of sexual assault on women especially minors has been on the rise in Uttar Pradesh. Last month we reported how a minor girl was gang-raped for nearly two years by her own four cousins as they were jealous of her sister for excelling in studies. A teacher also participated in the crime against the girl. The incident came to the fore after the video of the rape inside the Islamia school in Sadarpur of Bareilly district reached the family WhatsApp group.
Moreover, in the last month at least five cases of crime against young girls have come to fore across different parts of Uttar Pradesh. Visibly miffed with the police for failing to ‘instil fear’ among criminals in the state, Uttar Pradesh CM, Yogi Adityanath, in a high-level meeting with senior police and home department officials on June 11, had asked the state police to re-activate the anti-Romeo squad.
Despite, persistent efforts by Uttar Pradesh government, a 19-year-old Tausif Imran Khan had repeatedly raped a 14-year-old class X girl and recorded her on his mobile phone. He had, allegedly, also attempted to brainwash her to convert to Islam by taking her to various religious places.