7-year-old girl raped, strangled to death in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, July 29 : A seven-year-old girl was raped and strangled in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan. The body of the minor, who had gone missing on Friday evening while playing outside her home, was found on Saturday.

“Her body was sent for post mortem and it has been established that she was raped and strangled to death. We have formed a team to nab the accused,” ANI quotes Superintendent of Police (SP) Anand Sharma as saying.

Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot had blamed the Vasundhara Raje government for “poor” law and order in the state. “Cases of rape are on the rise due to negligence of the government. Criminals are getting a conducive environment in the state due to the poor law and order situation,” he said in a statement.

Police said the girl went missing on Friday when she was playing outside her home. When she didn’t return home, her parents approached the police the next morning and registered a complaint. After a search, by Saturday evening, the police found her body some 200 metres away from her home. Her body suffered injury marks on neck suggesting that she was strangulated after being raped.

A special team has been formed to investigate the incident which took place in Jhalawar district’s Mogiyabhiya village, SHO of Kamkheda police station Dharmaram said.

“The post-mortem has been done. It has been established that she was raped and then strangled… We have called a forensic team, a cyber expert and a dog squad from Kota. We are trying to solve the case as soon as possible and arrest the culprit,” senior police officer Anand Sharma said.

This is the second rape case being reported in Jhalawar in the last five months.

In February earlier this year, a six-year-girl, who had gone missing from outside her home, was found murdered.

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