6-yr-old's body found with wooden stick in private parts

A six-year-old girl, who was raped and killed in Haryana's Uklana area, was cremated on Sunday amid tight security, as agitated locals protested over the gruesome crime.

Some unidentified men had reportedly abducted the girl on Friday night when she was sleeping with her sister and mother in their home in a slum area. The men then raped and killed her, police said.

The doctors of Civil Hospital who conducted the post-mortem said the accused inserted a wooden stick into the girl's private parts, which ruptured her intestine.

"When the body was handed over to us it was soaked in blood," a kin of the girl told reporters here.

The victim's family, who work as labourers, belong to the Sapera community hailing from Tohana town in Fatehabad district. They were living near railway lines in Uklana for the last couple of years.

The incident came to light on Saturday when passersby noticed the body of the girl on a deserted street.

Angered over the incident, the opposition parties, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Congress, and residents demonstrated against the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government, on the cremation ground.

"The Khattar government is sleeping while incidents of rape and murder take place every other day," senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said such barbaric incidents showed that law and order machinery in the state under the BJP government had collapsed. The barbaric incident was a chilling reminder of the December 16 gang-rape in Delhi in 2012 involving a young woman, he said.

A case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including murder, rape, kidnap, besides under the provisions of the POCSO Act has been registered.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has also been formed to probe the incident. No arrest has been made. The police is checking CCTV footage of the area to gather clues.

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