Friday, July 22, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Minor Dalit girl gang-raped, murdered in Alwar

Minor Dalit girl gang-raped, murdered in Alwar
TNN | Jul 22, 2011, 05.31am IST

ALWAR: A 17-year-old dalit girl was gangraped and brutally murdered in
Sadar police station area of Alwar district on Wednesday night. The
girl was stragulated by at least four men who have been arrested. The
accused had dumped her body on railway tracks after murder.

Police said the victim, a resident of Jatiyana village, had gone out
with her cousin in the evening and was returning home when she was
intercepted by a person wearing a 'burqa' (veil). "The woman told her
that she was scared of something and requested her to accompany her to
her house. She told the girl that the house was nearby," a police
officer said.

The officer said that the victim sent her cousin home and accompanied
the woman. "During the interrogation of the four men, who have been
arrested for the crime, it came up that one of them had pretended to
be a woman. Soon after the girl started accompanying him, three others
came there," said the officer.

He added that the girl soon realized what was happening and tried to
attract the attention of others by crying for help, but they gagged
her with a piece of cloth.

They took the girl to a forest area and raped her one by one. "Fearing
that the girl would tell someone about the incident, they strangulated
her and then dumped her body on the railway tracks," the officer

He said that they threw the body on the tracks thinking that the death
would be considered an accident after it would be run over by a train.
However, some animals dragged the girl's body from the tracks.

Meanwhile, the family members of the girl launched a search when she
did not return home and informed the police after they could not find

"The body was traced about five hours after the murder. Some
passers-by informed us late Wednesday night following which a team was
rushed there," said the officer.

The police have arrested four men – Iqbal, Mushtaq, Foji and Mussaddi.
Interrogation of them is going on.
Tension prevailed in the village after the news of girl's death reached them.


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