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5 days after 12-year-old girl disappeared in UP’s Bulandshahr, body found in pit

  • The girl’s household lodged a criticism three day after she went lacking.

By S Raju

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 12:02 AM IST

Police in western Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district on Tuesday found the body of a 12-year-old girl buried in a shallow grave in the house of a villager 5 days after she went lacking. The villager’s son who’s the prime suspect is absconding.



Police mentioned the body was found in the afternoon in a village of Anoopshahar space and suspect that it might be a case of homicide after sexual assault.

Police have launched a hunt for the house-owner’s son named Harendra (22). The home proprietor has been taken into custody.

Police mentioned the girl had gone to gather cattle fodder along with her mom and elder sister on the outskirts of the village on February 25. After a while, she went in direction of a home close by in search of water to drink, however didn’t return, they mentioned.

Her mom and sister looked for her for a while and, pondering that she might need gone residence, additionally they returned residence. After not discovering her at residence, they searched at their kin’ homes and the village and at last lodged a criticism at Anoopshahar police station on February 28 towards Harendra.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP), Bulandshahr, Santosh Kumar Singh mentioned police visited Harendra’s home on Monday nevertheless it was locked. The home is at a distance from the village. Harendra is a labourer and works in Delhi. Police quizzed his father, additionally a labourer, who informed them that Harendra had come to the village three days again however he didn’t know the place he was.

“Police then searched the house and spotted recently dug wet soil in a corner inside the boundary of the house. When they dug the soil, they found the body of the missing girl,” Singh mentioned.

The SSP mentioned prima facie it appears to be a case of rape and homicide. The girl’s household had no enmity with anybody in the village.

“The body has been sent for post-mortem examination and police teams have been formed to arrest Harendra,” the SSP mentioned.

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