Surat (Gujarat): As the country struggling with the brutality of gangrape and murder of 8-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathu, another horrific incident has emerged from Surat in Gujarat, the Prime Minister’s home state, where a 9-year-old girl’s body has been found with 86 injuries, including some on her private parts, reports news agency ANI.
Police have found body of a nine-year-old girl in Surat with 86 injury marks in Surat. Police recovered the severely injured body of the girl near from a cricket ground in Bhestan area of Surat on April 6. After five-hour long postmortem, it was revealed that the girl was raped and tortured for at least eight days. She was strangled to death.
The girl has not been identified yet and none from her family has come forward to claim the body. It’s still not known who the killer is. The police are scouting the list of the missing persons.
Ganesh Govekar, Forensic Head, Civil Hospital, said, “The girl’s body had 86 injury marks including ones on her private parts. Samples have been taken for forensic test to ascertain whether she was drugged or not.”
Police inspector B.K. Jhala said, “Even after eight days, the parents of the girl are yet to be identified. The police also believe that she was murdered somewhere else and the dead body has been thrown here. The victim’s picture has been sent to the state police control room for identification process.”
He said Police have registered a case of rape and also booked the unidentified accused under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. A reward of Rs 20,000 has been announced for anyone providing information about the girl or her family.
Meanwhile, Bollywood actors posted a flurry of tweets within the past few hours, condemning the Kathua incident, expressing shock and protest:
Ashamed appalled and disgusted by fake nationals and fake Hindus. I cannot believe this is happening in my country. https://t.co/V8tKoo6viX
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) April 12, 2018
A 8 year old is drugged, raped & murdered and another one is fighting for justice for herself and the death of her father in custody.
We have a choice either raise your voice or be a silent spectator.
‘Stand up for what is right even if you are standing alone.’#Kathua #Unnao
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 12, 2018
— Kalki केकला (@kalkikanmani) April 12, 2018
A life is lost a childhood taken & yet everything is politically connected leading to a so called secular country getting divided on caste & religion because that digresses from the reality that our country, the silent government & its leaders still don’t respect woman or lives. https://t.co/TRNyTB8E3r
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) April 12, 2018
With agencies inputs