12-yr-old raped & poisoned in latehar
RANCHI : A minor girl was raped and killed in Balu village under Balumath police station in Latehar district late on Saturday night after which relatives of the victim attacked the house of the accused and also tried to set it on fire. “Some persons from the victim’s family attacked the house of the accused in the morning. There is no report of arson and also communal tension. We are keeping a close watch on the situation,” said Latehar SP Michael S Raj.
The victim’s family alleged in the FIR that the 12-year-old girl had gone outside her room for toilet at night when 28-year-old Wahid Ansari caught and raped her in one of the vacant rooms in the compound of the girl’s house.
The elder sister of the girl saw Ansari when she heard the cries of the girl and woke up. The accused allegedly strangulated her and also forced her to swallow poison after he raped her, the family alleged in the FIR. The girl died before the family members could take her to hospital in the morning. The news spread like wildfire and the accused with his family members escaped from the village. Both the victim and accused are neighbors.
“We are searching for the accused,” said a police officer. A police officer said the girl’s family could not take her to hospital immediately at night because there is no facility of ambulance in the village and it is also difficult to find a vehicle to carry a patient to the hospital at night