4-yr-old girl sexually assaulted, murdered in Keshavpuram
A four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted before she was killed in North-west Delhi’s Keshavpuram area.
A senior police officer said the incident occurred last night after the girl was abducted while she was playing outside her home at jhuggis near ‘Brittania railway lines’.
He said the girl’s parents informed the police around 8 pm, but she could not be found despite a four-hour search.
A missing persons complaint was filed thereafter and efforts were again made to search the girl with her parents and neighbours, he said.
Her body was found on Monday morning near the railway tracks with injuries which indicated she was sexually assaulted before being strangulated, the officer said.
One of the relative spotted the body of the girl on Monday morning in an isolated unused building near the railway tracks near Lawrence Road.
Police said they have identified two accused and they will be arrested soon.
“The girl was sexually assaulted and later murdered. She had injuries over her body. We have gathered the local intelligence and have identified the accused. Our teams are working on it,” said Milind Dobre, Deputy Commissioner of Police North-west Delhi.
“In the CCTV footage that we have found from a factory, we have seen two men taking away the girl. They live in the same area as the girl’s family but they have been absconding.
Efforts are being made to nab the accused,” said an officer privy to the investigation.
The girl’s parents told police that the two men who were seen in the CCTV footage were also searching for the girl on Sunday.
The body of the girl was sent for the post-mortem and a case has been registered under relevant sections.
The girl’s family had been living in the area for the last 20 years. Her father works as a porter at a godown. The family has six daughters, including the victim.