Noida: An 8-year-old girl on Saturday night has been allegedly raped and choked to death by her 19-year-old cousin in Noida’s Salarpur. The accused choked the girl with a blanket inside a vacant shanty a few metres from where she lived with her parents.
Police stated that the girl had seen her cousin steal some scrap from her father’s storehouse and she threatened to reveal it to everybody.
The accused however allegedly offered her Rs 100 and took her to a nearby tenement, where he allegedly raped and murdered the little girl when she tried to raise an alarm.
“My elder brother had seen the little girl going out to the shanty in the evening. A few minutes later, she vanished. We started searching for the little girl in the neighbourhood. After 30 minutes her mother found her in a partially clothed condition,” says a relative
The girl’s body was covered with the blanket with which she was probably killed,” a relative said.
The girl’s cousin had even helped neighbours carry her to the hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival.
He was caught by the villagers when he returned to collect his phone at the shanty.
The girl’s father, a scrap dealer in the area, said the accused youth had stolen about 20kg of material from near his hutment and sold it for Rs 300.