A horrific gang rape and murder has been reported from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. The victim is a 12 year old girl child, who had been raped by four men and set ablaze on January 3. According to the news report in the Hindustan Times, the local police have said that a first information report (FIR) has been filed against the four suspects.
The four suspects have been booked under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC), a news report in the Hindustan Times quoted Sahebganj senior superintendent of police Jayant Kant as saying. However the suspects are yet to be arrested, and a police team is reportedly “trying to catch the men”. According to the news report, a complaint was filed on Tuesday by the girl’s father, who works as a daily wager in Punjab, but had rushed home on hearing of the incident. The father is reported to have told the police that the four accused forced their way into the house where the child lived and raped her, they then set her ablaze and disposed of her body later.
He is quoted by HT stating, “I returned to Bihar after my elder daughter, who witnessed the incident, called me. She told me that four men from the village entered my house and gang-raped my youngest daughter. Later, they killed her, setting her ablaze in a room in our house, to destroy all the evidence. They also disposed of her body after the incident.” He has made these allegations in his police complaint.
He added that the four men had first raped the minor on December 23, and allegedly filmed the crime and then blackmailed her into having sex with them. However, “They killed her on January 3 after raping her once again when she refused to listen to them,” the father alleged.