Lucknow: The Aligarh Police on Wednesday cracked the murder mystery of a 14-year-old dalit minor girl, whose naked body was found in a field on February 28, by arresting a 17-year-old minor boy.
The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Aligarh Muniraj said that the arrested minor boy was keeping an eye on the dalit girl for quite some time.
“On the day of the crime, he was watching a porn film on the mobile when the girl came to the field to collect fodder. On seeing her alone, he caught hold of her and tried to rape her. When the girl resisted and started shouting for help, he strangled her with her dupatta and escaped,” the SSP told in a hurriedly-called press conference.
The dalit girl was living with her maternal grandmother in Jayaganj village under Akbarpur Police Station. On Sunday, she had gone to collect fodder but did not return home. Her maternal grandmother and villagers launched a search and found her naked and lying dead in a field on the outskirts of the village.
Her post mortem report suggested death due to Asphyxia and there were scratch marks on her body. It however ruled out rape with the deceased.
The Aligarh police arrested the 17-year-old minor boy from adjoining village after receiving clues from villagers and tracing browsing history of his mobile. At the time of the crime, his location was found to be the same where the body of the dalit girl was found. He was watching a porn film on his mobile at that time.
On searching his house, the police recovered slippers of the deceased girl. A case under Sections 302, 376, POCSO Act and SC/ST Act has been registered against the arrested accused. “We are collecting more evidence to ensure maximum punishment to the arrested boy,” said the SSP.