Minor raped, strangled, dumped in sack near Kochi market

Rajasthan girl raped by 8 men

A 5-year-old girl whose body was found near Aluva market in Kerala’s Kochi on Saturday, was raped and strangled to death after she was abducted from her house, police said on Sunday.
According to officials, the girl belongs to a migrant family from Bihar and had been living in Kerala for 8 years.
“The post-mortem findings of the minor confirmed that the minor was brutally raped. The accused thrashed her face with a stone. She was strangled to death with her own clothes. The girl suffered serious injuries on her head during the attack,” a senior police official said while quoting the post-mortem report.
Following the murder, the accused dumped her body in a sack near the market, the official said.
Officials said the incident took place on Friday afternoon at around 3 pm. The girl was kidnapped from her home at the Garage Junction. On the same day, she was raped and strangled with her own clothes to death around 5-5.30 pm.
The family filed a missing person complaint around 7:10 pm on the same day. Later, an FIR was filed on the same day.
During the initial probe, police nabbed a man identified as Asfaq Alam on Friday.