As the country continues to seethe with anger over the gruesome killing of the 27-year-old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, a similar incident has occurred where a girl was shot dead and burnt after being allegedly raped in Kukudha village of Bihar’s Buxar district on Monday night.
According to the police, it appeared that the girl was allegedly raped before being murdered and set on fire by the assailants. The partially burnt body of the girl was recovered from a deserted farm by the residents of the Kukuda village which comes under the jurisdiction of Itadhi police station. Hundreds of people gathered at the spot but none of them could identify the girl as she was burnt above her waist.
The age and identity of the victim are yet to be ascertained. The Deputy Superintendent of Police Satish Kumar said, “The girl’s age and identity are yet to be determined. After the post-mortem report is out, we can have clarity about it.” Station officials of the Itadhi police station told that the girl was probably raped and shot dead by the culprits before being set ablaze with the intention to hide her identity. The girl has been shot in her head and an empty cartridge was retrieved from the spot.
The police have sent the body for postmortem at the Buxar Sadar hospital. Dr RK Gupta, who was involved in the post-mortem team of the body, said that the circumstances are pointing towards rape, but the forensic team’s assistance is sought for absolute confirmation. The unidentified girl is said to be under 20. The police have launched an investigation in the case to identify the girl as well as the perpetrators who committed the crime. The FSL team, as well as Dog squad, have been summoned to expedite the probe.
The case bears a stark resemblance to the Hyderabad gang-rape and murder case that shook the conscience of the nation. A few days back, a 27-year-old veterinary doctor Preeti Reddy(name changed) was brutally gang-raped and murdered by the assailants in Hyderabad. Preeti’s killers had then set her body ablaze near a deserted underbridge.