A 13-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped by their landlord’s relative, according to an FIR registered and the victim’s parents. The accused has been arrested and the police are further investigating the landlord and his wife’s involvement in the case.
According to the victim’s father, the accused claimed the girl died due to food poisoning and pressured us into cremating her, they arranged the wood and other things required. Their neighbours stopped the cremation and made him call the police, she had injuries on her face and back.
The postmortem report revealed she suffered severe injuries on her face and private parts, and had been raped.
“The landlord’s wife told me that her brother(Praveen- the accused) had a younger daughter and my daughter can play with her and stay with the family for some time. She took her on July 17” the father stated in the FIR.
An FIR was registered in Gurgaon on August 25, initially under sections of murder and criminal conspiracy, and under the SC/ST Act.
A senior Delhi Police officer said “We sent all details of the PCR call made by the family and post mortem to Gurgaon Police. It was found that the girl was sexually assaulted in Gurgaon and her body was brought to Delhi.”
ACP West, Gurgaon, Rajinder, said, “On the complaint of the parents, we registered a murder case against Praveen and his relatives. The girl’s body was sent for post mortem to a Delhi hospital. We received a report from them saying the girl was sexually assaulted. We have now registered a case under sections of rape and under POCSO Act. Praveen has been arrested.”