Six-Year-Old Girl Raped, Killed And Thrown In Rivulet

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KAPURTHALA – A six-yearoldgirl of Buta village here wasallegedly raped and murdered bya youth of the same village herelast evening.The accused dumped the victim’sbody in the Bein. Thepolice recovered the body thismorning with the help of localdivers. The girl’s father, a dailywager, had yesterday lodged acomplaint with the police alleginghis daughter, a student ofClass I, had gone toGovernment ElementarySchool, but did not return.The breakthrough came after aformer panchayat member ofthe village, Joginder Kaur,informed the police that she hadspotted accused Ghukkar, alabourer, accompanying the victim.The youth was rounded up. Heconfessed to having sexuallyassaulted the girl and murderingher before throwing her bodyinto the rivulet.Superintendent of PoliceDiljinder Singh Dhillon said:”The body was taken out after asearch operation was launchedusing motor boats. The bodybore strangulation marks”.