3-year-old girl brutally tortured and assaulted before being bludgeoned to death with bricks in latest sex attack in India

The suspect, who lured the toddler with chocolate, is on the run and a team has been formed to nab him


                            3-year-old girl brutally tortured and assaulted before being bludgeoned to death with bricks in latest sex attack in India

A 3-year-old toddler in India was allegedly tortured and raped before she was bludgeoned to death on November 11. She was found naked in a room in Guga Colony, in the city of Gurugram which is adjacent to capital Delhi, on November 12 morning, after she was allegedly lured away from right outside her home by the suspect.

The accused allegedly promised to buy the child some chocolate. The authorities said that the medical examiner found a 10 cm-long stick lodged in the child's genitals during the post-mortem examination. The suspect was identified as 20-year-old migrant laborer Sunil Kumar from Naugaon Village in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The authorities said that the young man came to the city just last week to visit his mother and two sisters who live in the same neighborhood as the toddler, according to the Hindustan Times.

Students hold up placards as they chant anti-police slogans in front of cordon of Police during a protest against the Indian governments reaction to recent rape incidents in India (Source: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Students hold up placards as they chant anti-police slogans in front of cordon of Police during a protest against the Indian governments reaction to recent rape incidents in India (Source: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime) Shamsher Singh said: "He has been missing since the incident. We have questioned the family members of the accused and recorded their statement."

The authorities are reported to have formed four teams to hunt down the suspect. Two of the teams are from the local police station and two teams are from the crime branch. The forensic team was at the scene of the crime and has collected DNA samples.

Dr. Deepak Mathur, the forensic expert with the Civil Hospital who conducted the autopsy on the toddler, said that a 10 cm-long wooden stick was found inside the girl's vagina. He also said that she suffered from multiple injuries all over her body.

He said: "Her death was caused by the head injury and excessive internal bleeding. She was hit with a heavy object on her head due to which the skull sustained a deep depressed fracture. Multiple bruises were found on the victim’s shoulders, waist, chest, and back, suggesting she was tortured."



 

The authorities have registered a case against the suspect under Section 302 (murder) and Section 6 (aggravated penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The initial investigation revealed that the suspect approached the child while she was playing with other girls outside her home in their slum at around 11 am on November 11.

The other children, who saw the man leaving with their friend, immediately went to their families and told them what happened. According to the authorities, the family members of the toddler did not file a missing person's report and decided to look for her on their own.

At around 8 am on November 12, one of the neighbors found the child inside one of the two rooms that were being used as a shop close to a temple. She was allegedly lying in a pool of her own blood and had three bricks placed on her body. The authorities also said that her face was covered with a plastic bag.

Singh said: "A team from Sector 65 police station, forensic experts, and senior officials went to the spot and examined the scene of crime. The spot was barely 300 metres from the hutment where the victim’s family lives. Probe has revealed that he bludgeoned her head with a brick after raping her. Her clothes were recovered from the spot." The family said that the toddler's clothes were found close to her body.