Police says girl confessed to her crime explaining she did it because boy’s father raped her
UTTAR PRADESH: A 13-year-old girl beheaded her rapist’s son as revenge in a village near Uttar Pradesh, police officials said on Thursday.
Amit, 5, was playing outside his house when the teenage girl lured him away to a vacant plot nearby and beheaded him, said Rajveer Singh, inspector at Khair police station.
The 13-year-old also smashed the body with bricks, wrapped it in a polythene bag and set it on fire. The next day, a pack of dogs dragged out the boy’s half burnt body, Hindustan Times reported.
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The girl was taken into custody after Amit’s parents told the police that he was last seen with her. During interrogation, police said the 13-year-old confessed to her crime explaining she did it because his father, Rinku, had raped her.
“Police have taken the girl into custody after registering an FIR. The girl’s father has also lodged an FIR of rape against Rinku, who has been taken into custody for investigation after recording the victim’s statement,” the inspector said.
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However, investigations are still being carried out.
A series of recent attacks has renewed public fury and horror over India’s inability to halt chronic violence against women and girls.
In December 2012, the fatal gang-rape of a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus led to a national outcry. In response to that attack, the government doubled the maximum prison term for rape to 20 years, created special courts to prosecute cases more quickly, and made voyeurism and acid attacks specific crimes under the law.
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India’s National Crime Records Bureau says more than 2,000 girls and women were raped in New Delhi in 2014.
This article originally appeared on the Hindustan Times.