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RANCHI: In yet one more incident of rape and homicide of a minor within the final one week, the physique of a 12-year-old lady learning in Class 5 was discovered by her members of the family within the bushes outdoors their village in Dumka on Friday.
The incident came about at Thadi village underneath Ramgarh Police Station in Dumka, about 275 kilometres from Ranchi.
In accordance with the sufferer’s members of the family, the lady had gone for her tuition class on her bicycle within the morning and when she didn’t return after a very long time, they began looking for her and located her bicycle close to a temple outdoors the village. Once they began on the lookout for her across the spot, the physique was discovered within the bushes.
Police suspect it to be a case of gang-rape. The physique has been despatched for postmortem.
“Prima facie, it seems that the lady has been raped and killed after that by strangulation. Investigations are nonetheless on,” mentioned Sub-Divisional Police Officer Animesh Naithani. Whether or not it’s a rape or a gang-rape will likely be clear solely after wanting on the postmortem report, he added.
“In the meantime, a seven-member Particular Investigation Workforce (SIT) underneath Inspector of Kathikund Police Station has been shaped for fast investigation into the case,” mentioned the SDPO. Police has recovered a number of items of proof from the spot, he added.
The Dumka SP asserted that the culprits will likely be recognized on the premise of the proof collected from the spot.
Taking critical notice of the incident, Chief Minister Hemant Soren has directed DGP MV Rao to take strict motion in opposition to the culprits and provoke proceedings in a quick observe court docket.
“Please take strict motion in opposition to the culprits and inform. Jharkhand Police and District Administrations must also be sure that strict punishment have to be given to the culprits by means of quick observe courts after investigating the matter correctly,” ordered Soren by means of his Twitter deal with.
That is the third such incident of rape and homicide of a minor lady in Jharkhand within the final week.
A woman learning in Class 5 was gang-raped and killed by 5 youths of her village who kidnapped and took her to the close by jungles in Gumla on Saturday. Then, one other minor lady who had gone out together with her buddy was gang-raped and killed whereas they have been returning again to the village in Sahibganj on Sunday.
In the meantime, launching an assault on the Hemant Soren authorities, former Chief Minister Raghubar Das mentioned ladies will not be secure in Jharkhand. “It’s actually shameful that there was a rise in incidents of rape and homicide of minor ladies in Jharkhand, which is actually horrifying. Proper from a four-year-old lady to the Sadhvi, nobody is secure on this state,” mentioned Das.