With the recovery of the accused youth's body that was identified by his parents from a tattoo on his arm, honour killing is being suspected into the rape-murder case. She had been missing since last Tuesday after she left home for tuition classes.
The girl was found naked near a pond on the outskirts of Urlana Kalan village on Sunday morning. "During interrogation, the duo admitted that they killed the girl with her scarf and we have also recovered the half-burnt clothes of the victim from their possession", Panipat SP was quoted saying. "Though there were no visible injury marks, the postmortem will reveal the exact cause of his death", Kurukshetra Superintendent of Police Abhishek Garg told PTI over phone.
The 15-year-old 12th Class Dalit girl was brutally raped and murdered in Haryana's Jind district.
Two neighbours allegedly gang-raped and murdered an 11-year-old in Panipat, also committing necrophilia soon after.
The Congress demanded the dismissal of the M.L. Khattar-led BJP government in the state, where the Dalit girl's brutalisation was one of four sexual assault cases recorded in 48 hours.
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In a shocking incident and a concern for security for women in the state, a 15-year-old school girl had died after she was brutally gang-raped, with injuries to her private parts and some of her vital organs ruptured near Kurukshetra district.
Two special investigation teams (SITs) under DSP-rank officers have been constituted to probe the Jind incident, police said.
To protest the incident, the locals said they would organise a peace march in the neighbourhood. It was the eighth rape case reported in Haryana in just four days. "Such heinous crimes are increasing, but the government seems to be in slumber", he said. Alleging that lawlessness prevails in the state and there was a complete breakdown of the law and order machinery, the Congress urged the Governor to recommend to the Centre to dismiss the Khattar government.
A 23-year-old woman was allegedly kidnapped and then gang raped in a moving vehicle in Faridabad.