Aug 5, 2021 PATNA: A 8-year-old minor girl was brutally murdered after allegedly being raped in Munger on Thursday.

The incident came to light when her mutilated body was recovered from hardly 300 metres away from her residence at village Purwari Tola Farda in Safia Sarai police outpost under Naya Ramnagar police station area on Thursday morning.

The murder spot is hardly 200 meters from banks of river Ganga where she was dropped by her father on Wednesday evening after which she had went missing.

When asked, Safia Sarai police outpost in-charge Gaurav Kumar told this newspaper over phone that the slain girl was identified as one Sapna Kumari.

He said that it was around 5am on Thursday when her body was spotted by villagers after which the rape cum murder came to light.
“Only after the body was recovered, police were informed by the villager. She was actually missing since Wednesday evening. But family members kept searching for the girl on their own and didn’t inform anything to police until her body was recovered on Thursday,” he said.

The SHO said that the right eye of the slain girl was found to be gouged out by killers, probably with fingers while she had put resistance, and her fingers on one of the palms were smashed.
“Her father Pawan Choudhary, a fisherman by profession, has submitted a written complaint alleging that her daughter was brutally murdered after being raped. However, he has not suspected anyone’s involvement. He has lodged the FIR against unknown persons,” Kumar said.

He said that Pawan was going for fishing in the Ganga river and her slain daughter had accompanied him till the riverbank.
“From there, he sent her back to go home. However, she never returned and remained traceless,” he said. He said that sniffer dogs were called at spot who traced suspect’s movement for almost a kilometre and lost track afterwards.

The outpost in-charge said that it was yet not clear if she was strangulated or throttled to death.
“Things will become clear from the post-mortem report. It is being suspected that she might have died from pain, shock and bleeding,” he said.
When asked, Munger SP J Jalaraddi said looking at the incident, a special investigation team in leadership of Sadar SDPO Nand Ji Prasad has been formed to crack the case and arrest culprits.
“Yes, her body was badly mutilated. One eye was gouged out. Prima facie strong suspicion is that she was raped and murdered. A medical board was formed to carry out the post-mortem,” SP said adding further investigations were on in connection with the incident.