The decomposed body of a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and killed last week was found by the Delhi police in outer Delhi’s Narela area, on Monday. The body was found in a gunny bag in a shop shoved in a corner with cow dung cakes.
The police said the deceased was allegedly gang-raped by two men who escaped after committing the crime on February 12. One person has been arrested so far from Sannoth village in Narela.
According to the police, the victim’s family had filed a missing person report on February 15. Officers said they conducted raids but couldn’t locate the girl. On Saturday, they received a call from a shop owner who complained of a foul smell in his store and alleged that one of his workers was missing.
The shop owner said he had gone to Jhansi and had returned on February 19. The police then searched the shop and found the body.
During interrogation, the accused person admitted that he had raped the girl after calling her to the shop on the pretext of giving her work. He had planned the attack with a friend after consuming alcohol in the shop, the police said.
“Fearing that the girl will disclose their identities, the accused strangled her with the pants she was wearing,” Deputy Commission of Police (Outer North) Brijendra Yadav said on Monday. He added that raids were being conducted to find the second accused person.
“The spot from where the body was recovered, was also examined and the body was shifted to the mortuary,” Yadav said on Monday.
Yadav said the police have formed special teams to look for the other suspect.