A 13-year-old girl allegedly murdered five-year-old by beheading him to take revenge from his father whom she accused of raping her.
The incident took place at Khair village of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.
Police officials said, “Five-year-old Amit was playing outside his house on Tuesday evening, when the girl lured him away under some pretext, took him to a vacant plot nearby and beheaded him.”
She did not only behead him but also allegedly smashed the body with bricks, wrapped it in a polythene bag and set it on fire. The incident came to light when a pack of dogs dragged out the boy’s half-burnt body the next day.
The girl was taken into custody after Amit’s parents told the police that he was last seen with her.
The police said, “She confessed during interrogation that she killed the boy for taking revenge because his father Rinku, who is a labourer, had raped her after giving her a whitener [used to erase ink], to which she is addicted.”
“We have taken the girl into custody after registering an FIR. The girl’s father has also lodged an FIR of rape against Rinku, who has been taken into custody for investigation after recording the victim’s statement.”
Police have registered a case of murder against the girl under various sections of the IPC and the SC/ST Act and also booked the boy’s father for rape under section 376 of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act Act.