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Police find neighbours involvement in rape and murder of minor girl in Biratnagar; culprits arrested

- DEO NARAYAN SAH, Morang

Feb 3, 2019-

Police have arrested two persons in connection to the rape and murder of a minor girl in Biratnagar, an incident that occurred on January 27. Investigation revealed that 11-year-old Rupmati Das, alias Guddi, was raped and murdered by her own neighbours.

Following a week-long investigation, Morang Police arrested Abbas Ansari, 25, and Chandu Mahato, 19, for their alleged involvement in the heinous crime. They are wage earners and drug addict, police said while making the accused public on Sunday. 

Guddi had gone to another neighbour Naim’s house to watch television on the night of January 26. The next day her body was mysteriously found floating in the nearby Singhiya River at Baluwahi of Biratnagar, some 600 meters from the home. She was naked and blood oozed out of her body parts.

According to police, Guddi never reached Naim’s house that night. She was kidnapped midway by Ansari and Mahato.

The investigation also revealed that Ansari attempted rape on Guddi’s aunt Manju Devi too on the same day. He tried to numb her with narcotics that he purchased from nearby Indian town Jogbani.

The culprits have confessed to the crime. They have said in the statement to police that they nobbled Guddi from in front of her home and took her to an open ground nearby Birateshwor old-age home where they took turns to rape her.

“The accused strangled the girl to death after rape,” said DSP Manoj Kumar KC. “Both of them carried the body and stripped off her clothes before disposing the body into the river,” said KC.

The rape and strangulation was also confirmed by an autopsy report conducted by BP Koirala Health Science Foundation.

“We interrogated over 20 locals in connection to the crime in the beginning,” said KC, “Later we arrested 17 suspects and reached the conclusion.” Ansari was arrested very late as he goes by local name Bhuttu, said police.

Guddi’s father Ram Prasad had suspected Ansari and Mahato from the beginning. Both of them are nearby neighbours of Ram Prasad.

Ansari, the father of two, does not have good terms with his wife due to his drug addiction, while Mahato, an unmarried teenager, consumes alcohol and marijuana on regular basis.

 

 

 

 

Published: 03-02-2019 19:13

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