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1 held for raping, killing 4-month-old in MP; 7-yr-olds raped in Assam, Chhattisgarh

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A man has been arrested for allegedly raping and killing a four-month-old baby girl in Indore city of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Saturday, a day after the infant’s body was found in the basement of a commercial building.

Naveen Gadge, 25 and a cousin of the victim’s mother, was arrested late on Friday night from the city, a police official said.

On Friday, police had detained three-four people in connection with the crime and identified the main suspect as Sunil Bheel, 21.

But on Saturday, Indore Deputy Inspector General H C Mishra told reporters that the police department has found Gadge as the accused in the case after a thorough investigation. Police has released Bheel after questioning.

Detailing the sequence of events, the senior police officer said Gadge’s wife separated from him a few days ago.

“On Thursday night, he went to the girl’s mother and asked her to persuade his wife to return to him. However, an altercation broke out between them and he was told to leave,” Mishra said.

Early on Friday, Gadge returned to the family, who earn their livelihood selling balloons, when they were sleeping under an open space near the historic Rajwada Palace and abducted the girl, the DIG said.

“CCTV images show he carried the baby on his shoulder and took her to the basement of a commercial building, around 50 metres away from where her family was sleeping,” Mishra said.

After raping the child, he threw her on the ground from a height and she died, he said.

Her body was found in the basement on Friday afternoon.

The post-mortem examination of the girl, done at the state-run MY Hospital in Indore, suggested she might have been raped before being killed as her private parts bore injury marks, a source said.

Mishra also said the department has suspended a policeman attached to Sarafa police station for alleged dereliction of duty.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Trilok Singh Varkadhe has been accused by the girl’s family of not registering the complaint when they approached him.

“When the worried parents came to the police station yesterday (Friday) morning to file a complaint about their missing child, the ASI turned them away and asked them to come in the
afternoon when the inspector in-charge would register FIR,” DIG Mishra said.

7-yr-old raped in Assam

A seven-year old girl was allegedly raped by a middle aged man at Lajong village in Tinsukia district, police said on Saturday.

They also arrested the accused a 55-year-old man.

As per the first information report lodged by the girl’s father on Friday evening their neighbour Ainul Haq had a few days ago called out the girl from the house and raped her.

The girl’s mother informed him only on Friday evening about the incident and he immediately informed his neighbours about it, the father said.

The neighbours nabbed Haq from his house and handed him over to the police station.

A police official said investigations into the incident was on.

Raipur: 7-yr-old raped in school

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted at Raipur’s Campion School.

“It was her first day at the school on Wednesday. She went to the school and we wanted to meet her at the school, but we weren’t allowed to do so. While changing her clothes after she returned from school, my wife noticed blood on her private parts and she was not wearing undergarments,” the father of the minor girl told ANI.

When asked if she had reported the matter to the teacher, the minor replied that the teacher was absent on the second day of her school.

Meanwhile, the police said that they were investigating the matter and were examining CCTV footages of the school. An FIR was lodged for the same.

The president of Child Right Commission, Prabha Dubey, told ANI, “I have spoken to the girl personally. She is saying that a bhaiya had allegedly molested her. We asked the peon of the school about the undergarment, to which she replied that she had thrown away the undergarment since the girl had urinated on it. I will constitute a team to investigate the matter.”(Agencies)

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