Neighbour rapes 9-yr-old

Neighbour rapes 9-yr-old

A nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Hale Chandapura under Hebbagodi police station limits on the outskirts of the City on Saturday evening.

Her body was found on the premises of a government school on Sunday morning.

Police suspect that she was murdered. Her 19-year-old neighbour is the suspect, police added.

According to police, the victim’s father is a conductor with the BMTC, while her mother is a housewife.

On Saturday evening, the girl was playing with her younger sister near her house in Hale Chandapura.

The accused, Trishul, 19, and his parents live in the adjoining house and the two families were close to each other.

Lured with chocolate

The police said Trishul, a private company employee, noticed the girl playing and took her to the nearby Thirumagondanahalli government school on the pretext of buying her chocolates.

He took her to the toilet behind the school building and raped her.

The accused then returned home.

It was getting dark and the girl’s parents panicked as their daughter had not returned home.

They looked for her all around, but in vain. In the night, they lodged a missing complaint at the Hebbagodi police station.

Suspect admits crime

On questioning the girl’s neighbours, the police came to know that she was last seen playing with her sister.

Her sister told the police that Trishul had taken her out to buy her chocolates. The police questioned Trishul on Sunday morning.

He told them that he took the girl to the school and raped her and had left her alone there. When the police went to the spot along with the suspect, they found the girl’s body.

A police officer said that there were no external injuries on the body.

So, it is suspected that the accused might have choked her to death after raping her or she might have died due to the impact of the sexual assault.

The police also suspect that Trishul might have warned the girl not to reveal the incident to anyone and the scared girl might have killed herself.

“As it was Saturday evening, no one was on the school premises and so the incident went unnoticed,” the officer said.

The girl’s body has been sent to the Victoria Hospital for post mortem. The accused is in police custody and they are questioning him.

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