The police on September 5 confirmed a nine-year-old girl was gang-raped by her stepbrother and his friends and then strangled by her stepmother in Uri town in Kashmir’s Baramulla District.
The police revealed the details saying that child’s eyes were gouged out and her private parts were burnt with battery acid before being dumped in a forest near her home in Uri.
Imtiyaz Hussain, Senior Superintendent of Police, Baramulla, reportedly said, “During the investigation, police understood that someone from the family is involved and questioned few people at the police station. The girl’s stepmother, stepbrother and three others are involved in the crime.”
Hussain added, “The probe team has seized all the murder weapons and a plastic can containing acid from the spot.”
A special team formed to probe the murder uncovered a story of jealousy and revenge within a family.
While detailing the events that led to death of 9-year old child Hussain said, “On a fateful day, she (stepmother) took her stepdaughter to the nearby jungle and was armed with a sharp-edged knife. While she was on her way to the forest area with her stepdaughter, she signaled her son (stepbrother of deceased from the same father) aged about 14 years to rape the girl.”
The police officer said a charge sheet will be filed at the earliest to proceed with the probe.