Jharkhand: BJP leader’s daughter found hanging from tree with eye gouged out, family alleges rape, murder

New Delhi: In  a heart wrenching incident, a 16-year-old daughter of a local BJP leader was found hanging from a tree in Lalimati forest on Wednesday.

According to Police, one of the eyes of the minor girl was gouged out before she was allegedly killed. Her body was found hanging from a tree.

“The police were searching for her when locals found her body hanging from a tree in the forest near Budhabar village,” the report quoted Ashok Kumar, station in-charge (SI) of Panki police station, as saying.

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“The post-mortem report will establish whether the victim was raped and murdered. The case is being investigated from all angles. Preliminary probe suggests that the girl was in a relationship with the man,” said Sanjeev Kumar, Palamu Superintendent of Police (SP).

Meanwhile, police have arrested one suspect identified as 23-year-old Pradeep Kumar Singh Dhanuk in connection with the case. The arrest came following analysis of Call Data Records (CDR) of a mobile phone recovered from the scene of the crime.

The girl went missing on June 7 morning, after which missing persons report was filed by the family on Tuesday.

 

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