The incident came to light when a pack of dogs dragged out the boy’s half-burnt body
A teenage girl beheaded the son of her alleged rapist in a revenge attack in India’s Uttar Pradesh state.
The 13-year-old rape survivor confessed the crime at a police station after the boy’s family pointed her out as the prime suspect in the murder case.
Five-year-old Amit was said to be playing outside his house on Tuesday evening when the girl lured him away under some pretext, took him to a vacant plot nearby and beheaded him, Rajveer Singh, an inspector at Khair police station, told The Hindustan Times.
The girl also allegedly smashed the body with bricks, wrapped it in a plastic bag and then set it on fire. The incident came to light when a pack of dogs dragged out the boy’s half-burnt body the next day from the vacant plot.
The girl was taken into custody after Amit’s parents told the police that the boy was last seen with her. Police said the girl admitted during interrogation that she killed the boy because his father Rinku, who is a labourer, had raped her after giving her some addictive drugs.
Police have registered a case of murder against the girl under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and booked the boy’s father for rape.
A series of sexual assault cases 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 Delhi 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.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 24th, 2015.