The body of a 15-year-old Dalit girl who went missing on 9 January from Haryana's Kurukshetra city was found near a water channel in Jind district in the state.
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The 20-year-old man is still missing. The autopsy said the assailants inserted an object into her genitals; her lungs were also found to be crushed, suggesting somebody sat on her chest.
The 11-year-old was living with her grandfather as her mother had remarried after divorcing her father. "They might have tried to thrust some object into her vagina also". "The body had many injury marks, the private parts were mutilated and there were lot of internal injuries".
Police detained six people from her native village of Jhansa in the northern state's Kurukshetra district in connection with the case. Her body was found near a canal at Budha Khera village in Jind district's Safidon town on Saturday, the police said. The police, however, is trying to verify his age, the report added.
Official figures show almost 36,000 minors were sexually assaulted in 2016.
Two special investigation teams (SITs) under DSP-rank officers have already been constituted to probe the incident.
The girl's body was covered just by a torn shirt, and there were injury marks on her face, neck, lips and chest.
The girl's family has lodged a complaint, following which the man was arrested and booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Assistant Sub- Inspector, Pinjore police station, Brij Pal said. They informed the village sarpanch who, in turn, informed the girl's grandfather as well as the police.
The news of the rape and murder of the girl has shocked people, who are now demanding an immediate arrest of the accused and severe punishment for their crimes.
A 15-year-old girl in India died after suffering a ruptured liver and lungs in a horrific gang rape.
Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Khattar has assured that the culprit in the case would be nabbed soon.
"She had left for tuition classes, as usual", he said, according to The Sun.