In a shocking incident in Ghaziabad’s Modinagar area in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, a 25-year-old man Kapil Kashyap kidnapped two Muslim minor girls, raped both, and killed one.
According to Uttar Pradesh Police, the minor girls, aged 5 and 9, were playing near their homes.
Kashyap from Rori village came by and took both girls on a bicycle on the pretext of buying them ice cream, the cops said. The accused took both victims to the jungle, where he killed one girl after raping her and was about to kill the other one when the minor girl escaped his clutches.
Ghaziabad’s Superintendent of Police (Rural) Dr. Iraz Raza said that the accused took both the girls on his bicycle. “On Thursday evening, when the two minor girls were playing outside their house, the accused came on his bicycle and offered them candies. He lured them and took both of them to a jungle where he raped the elder girl,” Raza said.
The matter came to light after the girls didn’t return home till late at night, said the police officer. “The family alerted police after they failed to find the girls and four police teams immediately started searching for the missing children. Police managed to rescue the six-year-old girl at night who narrated the whole incident to police and how she managed to flee,” Raza added.
When police arrested Kashyap, he refused to admit the crime, according to APN live. Later, he confessed that he killed one of the girls who was 9 by strangling her.
The deceased’s body was recovered from a farm on Friday while the 5-year-old girl was found alive in a sugarcane field the same day.
The police have sent the deceased’s body for post-mortem. The other girl who survived the brutal attack is said to be in a state of shock and trauma.
Kashyap has been arrested and booked under sections 376 (punishment for rape), 302 (punishment for murder), and 5/6 Protection of Child against Sexual Offences (POCSO) act.
Kashyap was produced before the court and sent to jail on Friday, according to Millennium Post.