Forensic team collects samples in rape, murder of seven-year-old girl
A forensic science team from Kota on Sunday collected samples from the spot in Mogya Beh village of Rajasthan’s Jhalawar district, where the body of a seven-year-old girl was found on Saturday. The post-mortem has established that the minor girl was raped and strangled to death.The girl’s parents had lodged a complaint with the police, saying that she was playing outside her home and had gone missing. After a search, the police found the body about 250 metres away from her home on Saturday evening.A special team, headed by a DSP, has launched a hunt to nab the accused, suspecting that someone known to the girl might have committed the crime. The police said a dog squad would be arriving shortly from Kota to join the probe.The tribal-dominated Mogya Beh village falls in the Aklera block of Jhalawar district. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje represents Jhalrapatan Assembly constituency in the district. The police have registered a rape and murder case, while the body was cremated on Sunday.Aklera Block Medical Officer Dwarkalal Meena, who along with two other doctors, conducted the autopsy, said the girl had died of asphyxia due to strangulation of throat. The death had occurred within 24 hours before the post-mortem, he said.BJP MLA from Aklera, Kanwar Lal, said forensic probe had helped solve a similar case reported in Jhalawar in February, when a six-year-old girl was found murdered in an agricultural field. However, Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot said this was yet another addition to the increasing rape cases in the State amid a “pathetic law and order situation” under the BJP government.