The alleged juvenile accused was allegedly planning to bury the girl’s body when another boy from the locality saw him.
New Delhi: In a shocking case of crime against minors, a four-year-old girl was raped and murdered allegedly by her 16-year-old neighbour in Outer Delhi’s Narela on Thursday afternoon.
The alleged juvenile accused was allegedly planning to bury the girl’s body when another boy from the locality saw him and raised an alarm. The locals caught the teenager, thrashed him and then handed him over to the police.
M.N. Tiwari, deputy commissioner of police (Rohini), said that a case of murder and rape under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and protection of children from sexual offences (Pocso) Act was registered against the teenager at the Narela police station. The boy was apprehended and produced before the juvenile justice board.
A senior police officer said that the girl lived with her parents and one-year-old brother at Narela area. Her parents work as labourers at building construction sites in the locality. On Thursday morning, the parents left for work at a nearby construction site, leaving behind their two children at home.
Around noon, the girl went out to play with her friends. The 16-year-old boy saw her playing and lured her to an under-construction building on the pretext of giving her a chocolate. The teenager took the girl in the bathroom and raped her.
When the girl started crying, the teenager panicked and strangled her. He then picked up a brick and smashed her face, not only to hide her identity but also his gruesome crime. Police sources said that the boy was planning to bury her body in the ground outside the under-construction building. However, a local boy who was playing with the girl before her kidnapping saw him and raised an alarm. He alerted the locals, who in turn caught the boy.
They informed the girl’s parents, who were already searching for her in the locality after they found her missing from home. A local informed the police. A police team arrived and apprehended the boy.
“The boy has been sent him to a correction home. The investigation is going on,” said the officer. The girl’s body was handed over to her family after autopsy.