Minor Dalit girl gang-raped, murdered in Alwar
TNN Jul 22, 2011, 05.31am IST
ALWAR: A 17-year-old dalit girl was gangraped and brutally murdered in Sadar police station area of Alwar district on Wednesday night. The girl was stragulated by at least four men who have been arrested. The accused had dumped her body on railway tracks after murder.
Police said the victim, a resident of Jatiyana village, had gone out with her cousin in the evening and was returning home when she was intercepted by a person wearing a 'burqa' (veil). "The woman told her that she was scared of something and requested her to accompany her to her house. She told the girl that the house was nearby," a police officer said.
The officer said that the victim sent her cousin home and accompanied the woman. "During the interrogation of the four men, who have been arrested for the crime, it came up that one of them had pretended to be a woman. Soon after the girl started accompanying him, three others came there," said the officer.
He added that the girl soon realized what was happening and tried to attract the attention of others by crying for help, but they gagged her with a piece of cloth.
They took the girl to a forest area and raped her one by one. "Fearing that the girl would tell someone about the incident, they strangulated her and then dumped her body on the railway tracks," the officer added.
He said that they threw the body on the tracks thinking that the death would be considered an accident after it would be run over by a train. However, some animals dragged the girl's body from the tracks.
Meanwhile, the family members of the girl launched a search when she did not return home and informed the police after they could not find her.
"The body was traced about five hours after the murder. Some passers-by informed us late Wednesday night following which a team was rushed there," said the officer.
The police have arrested four men – Iqbal, Mushtaq, Foji and Mussaddi. Interrogation of them is going on.
Tension prevailed in the village after the news of girl's death reached them.