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Eyes Gouged Out, Private Parts Burnt With Acid, J&K Police Arrests 5 For Gang Rape & Murder Of Minor

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| September 5 , 2018 , 12:30 IST

The Kashmir Police Tuesday arrested 5 people for allegedly gang raping and murder of a 9 year old in Kashmir’s Baramullah district. The eyes of the victim were gouged out and private parts were burnt with acid before being dumped in the forest.

The 5 people who were arrested on Tuesday include the victim’s stepmother, 14-year-old stepbrother and 3 others.

SSP Baramullah said, “She was gang-raped & murdered. Her eyes were gouged out & acid was thrown on her private parts & chest. We've seized murder weapons & plastic can which was used to bring acid. All 5 accused, including 2 minors were arrested.”

“During the investigation, police understood that someone from the family is involved&questioned a few people at police station. Girl's stepmother, stepbrother&3 others are involved in the crime,” he added further.

"On September 2, the body of the missing girl was found in decomposed form in a nearby forest, some 1 km away from the home of the girl,” an officer familiar with the investigation said.

HE added, “Police teams, including Mehrajudin Raina, SDPO Uri and Iqbal Ahmad, SHO Boniyar reached the spot along with the forensic and medical teams. The crime scene was examined and other forensic examinations were conducted. After examining the crime scene, it appeared to be the case of murder. A special investigation team (SIT) headed by SDPO Uri was constituted to investigate the murder.”

According to media reports, On the fateful day, Fatheema (step mother) took the victim to a nearby jungle and signaled her son to be ready to commit the crime. Sahil joined her mother in the forest area along with two of his friends. Another accused also joined them. After reaching the spot, the girl was gang-raped by the accused in presence of her step mother. Everbody present on the spot took turns to rape the minor.