New Delhi :
A 16-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted, killed and her body was set afire at her home in East Delhi on July 28. According to police, her body was set ablaze to eliminate any evidence of the crime.
The victim’s body was found by her mother with severe burn injuries. The autopsy report revealed that the teenager was sexually assaulted before being murdered.
Police have nabbed two suspects from the same locality in East Delhi.
According to the reports, the suspects have told the police that they smothered the girl with a pillow after the rape, and then set her body on fire.
“Two youths had barged into the girl’s house while she was alone, and raped her in turns. When she resisted their attempts and called for help, one of them smothered her with a pillow. They then poured turpentine oil on her private parts to set the body on fire,” said a senior police officer.
Both suspects were arrested after a complaint by another girl from the same area who claimed that they had gang-raped her in July and tried to kill her as well, but she had managed to escape.
“The two had also threatened the girl not to reveal about the incident to anyone,” said the officer. He added that the youths were involved in other petty crimes as well.