Three-yr-old girl raped, murdered

Gaighat, October 22

A three-year-old girl was raped and murdered at Damauti of Triyuga Municipality-5 in Udayapur yesterday.

Sankar Rai,18, of the same place raped the minor and subsequently strangulated her to death. Rai had come to his uncle’s home to receive Bhai Tika from his sister. He had been living at his maternal uncle’s home at Bokse-10 in Triyuga Municipality.

After the girl went missing, villagers had launched a search for the minor. The body was found in a mustard field at 1:00 am today morning.

After the body was discovered, locals took Rai under control as he had been seen playing with the girl on Saturday. Local Dev Kumar Rai said Sankar admitted to his crime. The culprit has been handed over to the police.