Jaipur: A six-year-old girl student, who went missing on Saturday in Rajasthan’s Tonk district, was found allegedly raped and strangled to death with her own school belt on Sunday, police said.
Her body was recovered from bushes in a remote area near her village Khetadi. Liquor bottles, snacks and bloodstains were also found at the spot, police officials said.
According to police, there was a sports competition at the girl’s school on Saturday and she went missing after it ended.
Her family started searching for her when she did not reach home by 3 p.m. but it was only her blood-stained body that was found near the village this morning.
Protesting the heinous crime, a huge crowd gathered at the spot, as police and forensic teams arrived on being informed about the body’s discovery.
The body of the girl was taken elsewhere for a post-mortem as required facilities were unavailable in the village.
Superintendent of Police Adarsh Sidhu said that prime facie, it is a rape and murder case. “We are investigating the case to trace the accused. We have formed special teams,” he added.