According to authorities, unidentified individuals killed a juvenile girl and then burned her body in a coal furnace in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district.
According to officials, the crime occurred on Wednesday in Narsinghpura village under the Shahpura Panchayat of the district, when residents discovered the girl’s body and bangles. Locals believe that the accused raped the girl before murdering her.
The girl had gone to graze her family’s livestock on Wednesday, according to authorities. When she did not return home until the evening, her family began combing the area and eventually approached the police and filed a report.
“We received a complaint about a minor girl who was missing from Narsinghpura village. While searching for the girl, locals spotted the girl’s bangles and body remains in the coal furnace, raised suspicion of the minor girl being killed and later thrown into the furnace,” officials with Kotri police station said.
Soon after this became public, police reacted by arresting four persons who work in the neighborhood. According to the residents, the girl was raped before being slain and burned in the kiln. The police, however, stated that “only the FSL team and doctors could confirm their claims.”
“At first glance, it appears that a minor girl was killed and burned to death. The police have rounded up 4 people. Only the FSL team and doctors can confirm whether or not there was a gang rape in this incident,” SP Bhilwara Adarsh Siddhu said.