New Delhi: In yet another shocking incident, a five-year-old girl was raped and bludgeoned to death allegedly by her cousin in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh. A police official said that the incident took place on July 24, when the girl accompanied the accused to a forest for grazing of livestock. Also Read - Lab Technician in Maharashtra Takes Vaginal Swab From Woman For Covid-19 Test, Booked For Rape
The police have arrested the accused, who during an interrogation admitted to the crime and revealed that he killed her by smashing her head with a stone. “He then threw the victim’s body in a waterfall and returned home”, the official said. Also Read - Chhattisgarh Lockdown News: Government Extends Shutdown in Worst-Hit Districts Till August 6
He added that the accused, a minor has been booked under sections 376 (Punishment for rape) and 302 (Punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.