Allahabad: In a shocking incident, a seven-year girl was first raped and then murdered after three weeks later by the rapist's family, to prevent the victim from narrating her ordeal.
According to a report, the minor girl was raped by a 15-year-old boy on June 5. The incident happened in a village 50 kms away from Allahabad.
To add to the apathy of the aggrieved family, the police initially allegedly refused to register a case against the accused.
The girl's family has alleged that the police were reluctant to file a case earlier as the accused's father shares a close term with the head of the village council.
However, after relentless pleading, when the police arrested the accused, family members of the 15-year-old boy barged into the victim's house and dragged the girl out of her home, thereafter killing her on the spot.
Reports say that five people, including accused's father, were one of the persons who pulled the girl out of her house. The minor girl was then stabbed to death.
On Tuesday, the girl's family alleged that some of the members were beaten by the police, after they objected to her being buried by the cops.
The police however, justified their decision to bury the girl's body as they said that handing over body to the family would have led to law and order problem in the area.
The police have arrested the accused's father and the village council head.