Minor boy convicted for rape, murder of 9-yr-old

Minor boy convicted for rape, murder of 9-yr-old

The Juvenile Justice Board, Bengaluru, has convicted a minor boy for raping and murdering a nine-year-old girl at Chandapura on the City outskirts in May this year.

The board found the 16-and-a-half-year-old boy guilty of the offence and sent him to the Boys’ Observation Home for three years. He had raped and murdered the victim on May 31.

The victim’s father was a BMTC bus driver and stayed in Chandapura, while his family members were staying in Vijayapura.

The driver’s wife had come to Bengaluru along with her children to be with her husband during summer vacation, the police said.

The boy, a garment factory worker, offered mangoes to the victim and took her to a desolate area. 

He raped her in a dilapidated school building near Old Chandapura bus stand. Due to shock and heavy bleeding, the victim died on the spot. The suspect buried the body there and absconded.

The victim’s parents started for searching for her. The victim’s sister told her parents that she had spotted her younger sibling moving with the minor boy. When asked, the suspect denied having met the victim.

Later, the parents lodged a complaint and mentioned the minor boy as the prime suspect.

The police took him into custody and when questioned he confessed to have committed the crime and took them to the place where he had buried the body.

30 chain-snatching cases

The Kalasipalyam police claimed to have solved around 30 chain-snatching cases registered in various police stations in the City by arresting three men.
The police recovered gold valuables worth Rs 20 lakh weighing 765 gm.

The arrested have been identified as Sanaullah, 27, a resident of Mysore; Sadiq, 26, a resident of Gangondanahalli; and Sudesh Kumar, 26, a native of Kerala.
The police are trying to trace Ibrahim, another suspect.

Based on a tip-off, the arrests were made while the trio was trying to flee. The gang’s modus operandi was to follow lone women in isolated areas.

On the pretext of asking for address, they used to rob the women of gold chain, the police said.

The trio told the police that they handed over the valuables to Sudesh Kumar who sold them and gave them money. Kumar used to get some commission, the police said.

Bus recovered

The Upparpet police arrested Narayan Reddy, 38, a resident of Bagepalli in Chikkaballapur on Wednesday and recovered a stolen bus worth Rs 16 lakh.
Based on a tip-off, the police traced the suspect to Bagepalli, arrested him and recovered the bus.

A couple of weeks back, Reddy had made away with the bus from Upparpet, while the driver and the cleaner had gone for dinner.

The duo, on finding the bus missing, had approached the police.
Based on the information provided by them, the police traced Reddy to his native place.
DH News Service

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