3-year-old toddler allegedly raped by minor neighbour

The victim had gone missing on January 9 when she had left home for tuition

The victim had gone missing on January 9 when she had left home for tuition

Police said on Wednesday that the body of Gulshan, who was considered the prime suspect in the killing of the Class 10 student, was found Tuesday night from the Bhakra irrigation canal near Jyotisar in Kurukshetra district, about 110 km from here.

The body of the other victim, an 11-year-old girl, was found in a village in Panipat district this morning, a police official said.

Hours later another girl's body was found, also badly mutilated, in a state bordering New Delhi. "Though there were no visible injury marks, the postmortem will reveal the exact cause of his death", Kurukshetra Superintendent of Police Abhishek Garg told PTI over phone.

On a related note, the 15-year-old girl was brutally assaulted, her private parts mutilated and some of the vital organs ruptured.

Two brothers of the suspected accused, aged 15 and 16, who were nabbed by the police, alleged that they were beaten up brutally by them on grounds of interrogation.

After abducting her, the accused took her to a house, where they allegedly raped and strangled her.

RC Mishra, an additional director general of police, has incited outrage with a comment about the rape-murders that is being viewed as harsh. The law and order situation has completely broken down.

"The rape and murder of a minor girl in Jind should be condemned in the strongest possible terms". A UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2014 said one in three rape victims in India was a minor and expressed alarm over the widespread sexual abuse of children. Following this brutal and shameful incident, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said, "Such incidents are unfortunate".

Leader of Opposition and senior INLD leader Abhay Chautala too accused the government of not taking adequate measures to curb increasing instances of crimes against women.

The two incidents come close on the heels of another incident last month, in which a six-year-old girl was violently raped and killed in Uklana area in Haryana's Hisar district.

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