A six-year-old girl student who went missing on Saturday, 30 November, in Rajathan's Tonk district, was found allegedly raped and strangled to death with her own school belt on Sunday, 1 December, police said.
Her body was recovered from bushes in a remote area near her village, Khetadi. Liquor bottles, snacks and bloodstains were also found at the spot, police officials said.
According to police, there was a sports competition at the girl’s school on Saturday and she went missing after it ended.
Her family started searching for her when she did not reach home by 3 pm, but it was only her bloodstained body that was found near the village the next morning. Protesting the heinous crime, a huge crowd gathered at the spot, as police and forensic teams arrived after being informed about the grisly discovery.
The body of the girl was taken elsewhere for a post-mortem as the required facilities were unavailable in the village.
Superintendent of Police Adarsh Sidhu said that prime facie, it is a case of rape and murder. "We are investigating the case to trace the accused. We have formed special teams," he added.
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