Punjab: 6-year-old girl allegedly raped, set on Fire

New Delhi: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, killed and then burnt alive at a village in Punjab’s Tanda, the police said. The body was discovered by police on Wednesday evening in a Hoshiarpur village, was cremated amid high security on Friday.

The girl’s father, a migrant labourer from Bihar, had filed a police complaint accusing Surpreet Singh of taking his daughter from their home on the pretext of giving her biscuits on Wednesday afternoon, after which she did not return.

Surpreet Singh and his grandfather Surjit Singh, both residents of Punjab’s Jalalpur village, have been arrested on charges of rape, murder and causing disappearance of evidence after the girl’s half-burnt body was found near their cattle shed.

Sources said that the accused were manhandled by people when they arrived at a hospital for medical examination. Both accused have been booked under rape charges, POCSO Act and SC Act. Police sources said that the girl was allegedly raped, killed by the 21-year-old, after which his grandfather allegedly helped him in erasing the evidence by setting the body on fire.

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