Nangloi minor girl rape, murder case:- Delhi Police probe shows that the girl was murdered, didn't die of electrocution

The nine-year-old girl was raped, murdered and cremated without her family's consent at a crematorium where she went to fetch cold water.

New Delhi, August 18

The Delhi Police in their probe on the nine-year-old girl's rape and cremation in the Delhi Cantt crematorium have found out that the girl didn't die of electrocution. All the four accused in the rape and murder will be charge-sheeted by the end of the month.

The statement comes after the investigation revealed no sign of a short circuit in the water cooler as alleged by the accused.

The parents of the deceased minor girl on August 17, sought a court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe and a judicial probe in the alleged lapses in administrative action, including alleged delay in registration of an FIR in the case.

A fresh petition filed before the court seeks direction to the Delhi government and Delhi Police with the prayer to direct respondents to judicial inquiry and constitution of SIT for investigation.

The SIT, following recreation of the crime scene by experts, revealed that there was no sign of a short circuit in the water cooler as alleged by the four accused. The electrician of the crematorium, who is also a key witness in the case, also denied the claim.

The Delhi Police Crime Branch ruled out electrocution as a possible cause of death of the victim and established that the accused tried to mislead the police.

The Delhi Government had directed the city police to provide police protection to the victim's family and prime witness of the minor rape case. In an official communication, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Delhi Cantt has directed Station House Officer (SHO) Delhi Cantt to provide police protection to the victim's family and prime witness in the alleged rape and murder case of the minor girl.

The newly appointed CP Rakesh Asthaana had transferred the case to the Delhi Crime Branch for for speedy investigation. 

On August 1, the nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by a priest and three employees of a crematorium near Delhi Cantonment in southwest Delhi, the police had said.

Delhi Police registered a case against four accused on the basis of the statement of the minor's mother who alleged that her daughter was raped, murdered and cremated without their consent.

The accused persons have been booked under Sections 302, 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code, along with the relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the SC/ST Act.


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