In yet another brutal case of suspected rape and murder, a girl was shot dead and burnt after being allegedly sexually assaulted in Kukudha village of Bihar's Buxar district on Monday night, the police said on Tuesday. The Bihar incident has come close on heels of the chilling incident in Hyderabad where a young veterinarian was burnt to death after she was gangraped by four men on November 27. The deceased's body was found dumped under the culvert at Shadnagar on November 28 morning.
In the Buxar incident, the police recovered the charred body of the girl on Tuesday morning (around 6 am) from a deserted field under the jurisdiction of Itadhi police station, Buxar Deputy Superintendent of Police Satish Kumar told PTI.
Buxar is around 100 km from the capital Patna.
"After being informed by people police recovered the body of a girl who was burnt above her waist", the Deputy SP said, adding it appears she was raped before being murdered.
The Deputy SP said the incident may have occurred on Monday night. The officer said the identity and age of the victim were yet to be ascertained.
"Wether the girl is a minor or major will be clear once the post-mortem report comes," he added.
Itadhi police station officials said the girl was allegedly raped and shot dead by the perpetrators before being burnt with the intention to destroy the evidence.
The victim was shot one bullet in her head, they said adding police have recovered an empty cartridge from the spot. Hundreds of villagers gathered at the spot in the morning but none of them could identify the girl as she was badly burnt above waist, police sources said.
Efforts to contact District Superintendent of Police Upendra Nath Verma turned futile as he did pick the phone call.
In the Hyderabad case, all the four men, including a truck driver and three cleaners, involved in the gruesome murder were arrested on Novembver 29.
(With PTI inputs)