Bengaluru, 24 April: A Six-year-old girl who went missing five days back was found dead under a cot in her neighbour’s house in Girinagar police limits on Sunday evening.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered in Girinagar police station. Police suspect rape and murder, further investigation is underway.
It is learnt that the accused who committed a heinous crime with a minor allegedly burnt her body after raping and murdering her.
The victim is a resident of Janashakthi Nagar near Veeranna Layout in Hosakerehalli and was studying in the first standard.
Her parents worked as daily wage labourers.
The girl had gone missing from near her house on Thursday. As her parents did not find her they filed a missing complaint of their daughter.
On Sunday evening, neighbours sensed foul smell emanating from the house of Anil, who lived next to the girl’s house. The girl’s body was found after breaking the door which was locked from outside.
As per the preliminary investigation, it appears to be a case of rape and murder. The accused has burnt the body and packed it in a carton box before fleeing. It is yet to be ascertained how he murdered the girl, as the body is burnt.
Investigations revealed that Anil, a daily wager hailing from Kalaburagi, had told his neighbours that he is going to his hometown to bring his wife back. He left on Wednesday and has not yet returned. We have formed teams to trace him and are investigating whether any other person is involved in the crime,” the police said.The Girinagar police have registered a case and are investigating further.