Has death penalty for rape of children made it more likely that little ones will be killed?

November 13, 2018

minor girl- rape

A three-year-old girl who had been missing from her home was found brutally raped and murdered in Gurgaon. According to the police reports, a 20-year-old man from the same slum cluster who had been visiting the locality from past one week is involved. The police have further stated that the accused belonged to Uttar Pradesh and is the prime suspect for the act committed.

According to the doctor who conducted the post-mortem, the girl was sexually assaulted and had died due to head injury caused by fracture on her skull inflicted by a brick or a stone and excessive internal bleeding. The doctor has further stated that a 10 cm long wooden stick was found in her private parts.

The child’s naked body was found in a vacant room by a group of labours who informed the police. The girl’s father has stated that they had left her under the supervision of their 12-year-old son while they were gone for work, however, the wife discovered their daughter to be missing when she returned.

He has further stated that his son got busy in watching television and her daughter went outside to play with other children who informed them that the girl had gone with a man who had lured her with a chocolate and a 10 rupee note. The parents then approached the police on not being able to find the girl. Later, the parents of the victim received a call directing them to reach the spot to identify the body.

An F.I.R has been filed under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.