Hoshiarpur, October 22
In a horrifying incident, a six-year-old woman was allegedly raped, killed after which set on hearth along with her half-burnt physique discovered at a house at Jalalpur village in Tanda right here, police stated on Thursday.
The accused – Gurpreet Singh and his grandfather Surjit Singh – have been arrested on expenses of homicide, rape and different related sections of the IPC and the Safety of Youngsters from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, they additional stated.
The sufferer was the daughter of a migrant labourer who was residing in the identical village.
Based on the sufferer’s father, Gurpreet allegedly took the woman to his dwelling the place he allegedly raped her.
Thereafter, each Gurpreet and Surjit allegedly killed her after which burnt her physique. The half-burnt physique of the woman was discovered from their home, stated police.
In the meantime, the Punjab State Scheduled Castes Fee Chairperson Tejinder Kaur took suo motu discover of the incident and sought an in depth report from Senior Superintendent of Police, Hoshiarpur, by October 26. PTI