40-year migrant labourer arrested for rape-murder of 6-year-old girl in Panipat
17 August, 2022 | Simran Turak
Police arrested a 40-year-old migrant labourer for the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl whose body was recovered from a deserted place near a drain in Panipat city. According to the police, I...
Police arrested a 40-year-old migrant labourer for the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl whose body was recovered from a deserted place near a drain in Panipat city. According to the police, Ishwar Singh, the accused, is from Chamoli in Uttarakhand but has been in Panipat for the past 15 years as he worked at a dhaba there.
Police officials said that the post-mortem report of the girl has confirmed that she was strangled to death after rape. During the interrogation, the accused admitted to the police that the he lured the victim on the pretext of buying her biscuits when she was playing in a park in Sector 29 on August 15.
He led her to a remote location in Sector 25 where he raped her, strangled her to death, and then fled the scene. During the investigation, the police collected CCTV footage from nearby locations where the accused was seen taking the girl along.
The accused has been detained, according to Panipat superintendent of police Shashank Kumar Sawan, and he has been charged under Sections 302, 365, 376, and 201 of the Indian Penal Code as well as Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act.
After the post-mortem examination, the body was given to the deceased person’s relatives. The defendant appeared in court and was ordered to spend the day in police custody.