7-yr-old missing girl’s body found in bushes Dumped In DDA Plot In A Bag With Limbs Tied
New Delhi: The body of a seven-year-old girl who went missing on Saturday evening was found stuffed in a bag in the bushes with the limbs tied in outer Delhi’s Nihal Vihar on Sunday morning.
DCP (outer) Seju P Kuruvilla said that a case of murder has been registered. Police are awaiting the autopsy report to know the exact cause of death.
The girl’s father, who works as a driver, told police that they last saw her on Saturday evening when she went to have snacks at a nearby shop. When the girl didn’t return by 9.30pm, they started a search and even asked their neighbours if they had seen her. They finally submitted a complaint at Nihal Vihar police station where an FIR of kidnapping was registered.
Even as police were probing the case, locals spotted a body lying in the bushes at 7.30am on Sunday in a DDA plot. Investigating officers said that there were some injury marks on the body and the hands and legs were tied with a thin rope. A forensics team later collected samples from the scene of crime.
The body was identified to be of the missing child and sent to a hospital for autopsy. Subsequently, the section of murder was added to the FIR. Police suspect the child was murdered elsewhere and the body was dumped in the empty plot late at night. The body will be handed over to her family after the autopsy.
The investigating teams have also sought medical opinion to check if the child was sexually assaulted. The final autopsy report will reveal the cause of death and the nature of injuries sustained by the child, a senior police officer said.
Police are also scanning CCTV footage to ascertain if someone from the area was involved in the crime. The neighbours and shopkeepers in the vicinity are being questioned. Teams are also speaking to other children of the colony who may have seen the girl being taken by somebody.
The parents of the victim are being quizzed to find out if they had any personal enmity with anyone or if they had been threatened prior to the incident. A few people have been detained for questioning.
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