According to police, a 12-year-old minor girl was allegedly gang-raped and then murdered in Thadi village under Ramgarh police station in Dumka district.
The girl went to tuition class on her bicycle. When she did not come home for very long, her family started searching for her and saw her bicycle on the road. He then saw the dead body of the girl near the roadside bush.
Police suspect that the girl was first gang-raped and then murdered.
Earlier, on October 9, five boys gang-raped and murdered a minor girl in Sahibganj district of Jharkhand. Leaving the corpse of the rogue girl on his roof, he fled. Initially, the police tried to suppress the case and advised to settle the case at the village panchayat level.
Family members were pressurized and the body was buried.
The four accused were arrested on October 12, after taking up the case from the local media. The body of the minor girl was taken out on 13 October, confirming the gang rape.
RHA / ANM