In yet another inhumane act of child abuse and murder, a five-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries after she was allegedly raped and a wooden stick inserted into her private parts on Saturday, December 9.
The victim — a resident of Haryana's Uklana in Hisar — is survived by her parents and two siblings.
The investigating police officials have said the girl was abducted from her house on Saturday morning when she was asleep with her mother and sister.
The minors' mother was quoted by Times Now as saying: "I slept at 9 pm along with my children. When I woke up in the morning, my daughter wasn't there... I couldn't find her. I asked the neighbours, they said they hadn't seen her."
The police also said unidentified men took the girl to a deserted place in Uklana, raped her and then violated her, then leaving her dead.
The girl's body was taken to her home after a few passers-by reportedly saw her lying in a pool of blood. The doctors after conductuing the postmortem said that they found wooden pieces in her private parts.
Her mother said: "Her body was in a very bad condition. They inserted wood in her private parts. Her condition was terrible. Her body was soaked in blood."
The girls' uncle said: "The body was found violated with a wooden stick. There was blood everywhere, even coming out of the mouth."
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has ordered a thorough probe into the incident.
Hisar Deputy Superintendent of Police (DCP) said: "An FIR has been registered and a SIT has been formed fo a thorough investigation in the case. No persons have been arrested yet."
With no arrest so far in the case, Uklana residents have come out in protest against the police. The family members of the victim on Saturday said they would not cremate her body until the accused are arrested.
It was only after the police assured that the culprit would be nabbed in 48 hours that the cremation was performed on Sunday.
A series of such heinous crimes against minors — including toddlers — are being reported from all over the country.