A 12-year-old hearing and speech-impaired girl was allegedly raped and killed by her cousin in Deesa town of Gujarat’s Banaskantha district. Her body was found on Saturday in a decapitated condition at a secluded place near Moti Bhakhar village of Dantiwada taluka a day after she went missing. The police have lodged an FIR and started the investigation in the incident. The 25-year-old cousin has been detained for further questioning.
According to initial reports, the girl’s relative took her on a motorcycle ride on Friday to a remote area. He then raped and murdered her, after having planned it for some time.“Prima facie, it appears that the 12-year-old girl was raped and then murdered by the accused identified to be her cousin. The body was sent for post-mortem and the report is awaited,” deputy superintendent of police Kushal Oza said.According to the police officials, there were several marks on the body of the girl which hinted at sexual assault.