New Delhi: A 12-year-old hearing and speech-impaired girl was allegedly raped and killed by her cousin in Deesa town of Gujarat’s Banaskantha district. Her body was found on Saturday in a decapitated condition at a secluded place near Moti Bhakhar village of Dantiwada taluka a day after she went missing. Also Read - PM Modi Inaugurates 3 Major Projects in Gujarat | All You Need to Know

The police have lodged an FIR and started the investigation in the incident. The 25-year-old cousin has been detained for further questioning. Also Read - Bus Full of Passengers Falls Into Canal Near Rajkot, 2 Injured

According to initial reports, the girl’s relative took her on a motorcycle ride on Friday to a remote area. He then raped and murdered her, after having planned it for some time. Also Read - Schools, Colleges Reopening: This BJP-ruled State Hints at Resumption of Classes Soon | Read Govt's Complete Plan Here

“Prima facie, it appears that the 12-year-old girl was raped and then murdered by the accused identified to be her cousin. The body was sent for post-mortem and the report is awaited,” deputy superintendent of police Kushal Oza said.

(With PTI inputs)