Schoolgirl, ten, is kidnapped, gang-raped and choked to death ‘by two of her neighbours’ before her body is dumped in a bin and ravaged by wild animals in India
- Two neighbours are said to have abducted the girl outside her home on Monday
- Her body was found in a rubbish bin on Wednesday, mutilated by wild animals
- The girl’s dress and slippers were found nearby, allowing police to identify her
A ten-year-old girl was raped and choked to death and her body mutilated by wild animals in India.
Two neighbours are said to have kidnapped the girl and sexually assaulted her before killing her and throwing her body in a rubbish bin.
The youngster was abducted from outside her home in Kotdwar, a town in the northern state of Uttarakhand, Monday.
Two men aged 28 and 31 have confessed to the crime, according to the Times of India.
A ten-year-old girl was raped and choked to death and her body mutilated by wild animals in India (this is a file photo of a protest about rape in Mumbai last year)
The suspects, Padam Kumar and Ashok, were caught on CCTV abducting the girl, police said.
They apparently confessed to their crimes during police interrogation.
Both attackers and the girl were originally from Nepal and were known to each other, detectives believe.
The girl’s mother had reported her missing on Monday and her body was found in a bin two days later.
The body had been torn apart by wild animals but the girl’s dress and slippers were found nearby, allowing authorities to identify her.
India has been scarred by a series of high-profile sexual abuse cases in recent years and violent crime against women has been on the rise despite tough new laws.
Sex crimes have been a high-profile subject since the mass demonstrations that followed the gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi in 2012.
The crime attracted international headlines and saw rape laws overhauled but high numbers of assaults persist, with 40,000 rape cases reported every year.
Three months ago violent protests erupted in Kashmir after a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a school bathroom.
The suspect, a car mechanic and a neighbour of the victim’s family, allegedly lured the child into the toilet of a nearby school and raped her there.
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