PATNA: Police recovered a body of nine-year-old girl from a maize field in Musahari village under Musahari police station in Muzaffarpur district on Sunday morning who is suspected to be murdered after being raped.
Women police station SHO Jyoti Kumari told TOI over phone that the matter came to light after villagers spotted the girl’s body lying in field at around 6am in the morning after which they informed the police.
“Prima facie it seems that the girl was murdered after rape. Blood clots were spotted on the body. There is mark of strangulation on the neck and it seems that the killer used a rope to strangulate her,” the SHO said.
The SHO, quoting the statement of the victim’s mother, said that the girl had returned home after watching TV from a neighbour’s home at around 10pm on Saturday night.
“Within ten minutes of returning, the girl went outside to relieve herself after informing her mother. However, the girl did not return and the mother fell asleep in between failing to keep a check on why her daughter did not return,” the SHO said.
The SHO further said that a small box filled with tobacco was seized from the spot from where the body was recovered.
“The spot from where the girl’s body was recovered was almost half a kilometre away from the her residence,” she said.
“A team of experts from forensic science laboratory (FSL) in the district was requisitioned which gathered several evidences from the spot. In addition, a dog squad was also roped for identifying the suspects who were present at the spot but it yielded no results as huge number of villagers had gathered at the crime spot even before the squad was called,” she said.
She said that the body was sent to post mortem at Shree Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH).
“Police have written for conducting the post mortem by a medical board. Clothes of the deceased have been seized by forensic experts. In addition, we have also written to the concerned authorities to conduct the post mortem according to the guidance given by forensic experts,” she added.