Minor Girl Raped and Murdered in Delhi


West Delhi : An eight-year-old minor girl, who had moved to Delhi just a couple of weeks before to pursue her studies, was allegedly abducted, raped, and killed in West Delhi’s Uttam Nagar.

The minor girl’s body was recovered from a bog in a forested zone near her home in Kala Basti area on Thursday morning when a few kids went there to assuage themselves.

It turned out that the suspect had been held by the police within hours of the girl being discovered missing on Tuesday, but had been set free within 24 hours as the police could not get him to “confess” to any crime.

The suspect was again picked up by the police on Thursday, soon after the body was discovered. According to the police, he has now confessed to raping the girl and strangling her. He turned out to be a distant cousin of the victim.

The police said that they let off the suspect as he may be a juvenile.

While the suspect’s Aadhaar card shows him to be born in 1997, and thus over 18 years of age, DCP (West) Pushpendra Kumar said they would verify his school certificates and other documents to be sure of his age.