- Published: Tuesday, 16 January 2018 14:40
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The district and sessions court in Panipat sent the two accused Pradeep Kumar (28) and Sagar (22) to two days of police remand for further interrogation. The accused are from the same village as the victim.
“The accused have told the investigation officer that they tried to rape the victim but when she resisted their attempt they killed her and raped her thereafter. But we are waiting for the post-mortem report to ascertain the facts,” Panipat superintendent of police (SP) Rahul Sharma said.
The police arrested the accused few hours after the incident and booked them under Sections 302, 201-B and 34 of the Indian penal code (IPC) and Section 6 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The semi-naked body of the girl was recovered near a pond on the outskirts of Urlana Kalan village on Sunday morning.
“The police suspected the involvement of the two of victim’s neighbours. During interrogation, the duo admitted that they killed the girl with her scarf and we have also recovered the half-burnt clothes of the victim from their possession,” the SP said.
The accused claimed they kidnapped the girl around 7 pm on Saturday evening and dumped her body around 11 pm.
(Source: The Hindustan Times)