No breakthrough in rape, murder of Hosakote girl

No breakthrough in rape, murder of Hosakote girl

CCTV footage not clear; police release sketch of rape accused

No breakthrough in rape, murder of Hosakote girl

The Rural police are yet to zero in on the person accused of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl inside a shed at Pillgumpa Industrial Area under Sulibele police limits on Thursday.

Ramesh B, Rural Superintendent of Police, said, “We have released a sketch of the accused, which was prepared with the help of an artist. The sketch was readied with the help of inputs provided by a few persons who had seen the accused before he committed the crime. The right, left and front profile of the face has been prepared. More than 50 posters with a ‘wanted’ tag has been put up at various places in Hosakote and  surrounding areas.”

He said, “The CCTV footage was not clear to help sketch the facial features of the accused. However, a rough sketch has been prepared. The public has been requested to inform the police on the phone numbers mentioned in the posters, if they find anyone resembling the sketch.”

Ramesh said that the accused had spoken to a few people before committing the crime. One of them informed the police that the accused had said that he was employed as a labourer in a nearby tiles company.

“We failed to arrive at any conclusion after scrutinising the data of the present and past employees of the tiles company. We are checking the antecedents of the employees of other factories located in the industrial area. The history-sheeters from the nearby areas are also being questioned,” he said.

Arun Chakravarthi, Inspector General of Police (Central Range) said, “Special teams visited the nearby villages and checked about suspicious persons. As many as 20 volunteers from the area have been roped in to help in the hunt for the accused.”
The owner of the shed where the crime took place failed to provide any information. Another senior officer leading a special team said that the fingerprints obtained from the scene of crime were being examined.

House burgled

A few unidentified persons struck at a house belonging to an employee of Postal department and made away with jewels worth Rs four lakh. The incident occurred at Chamrajpet in KG Nagar police limits on Saturday afternoon.

The police said that the complainant Gyan Bhaskar, a Postal department employee had left for work after locking the house. A few miscreants broke into the house and made away with the jewels. The incident came to light when Bhaskar came home for lunch and found the main door broken. He found that the cupboard was left open and the jewels missing. The police have taken the finger prints and are carrying out an investigation.

Bangla national arrested

The CCB sleuths have arrested a person for running a prostitution racket in a house at Subramanayapura on Saturday.

The police have identified the accused as Babla alias Munna, a Bangladesh national. He used to lure girls from villages in Bangaldesh on the pretext of getting them jobs in the City and force them into prostitution.

Based on a tip off, the CCB police raided the house and the accused was arrested. A girl, a native of Kolkata, was rescued. The accused was booked for human trafficking and investigation is being carried on.

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