Allahabad: A seven-year-old girl was stabbed to death three weeks after being raped by her 14-year-old neighbour, with the victim's family blaming the relatives of the accused for the murder.
The incident took place last night at Sikariha Chhata village under Mauaima police station area, 50 km from the city, SP Rajesh Srivastava said today.
He said the girl was abducted while she was sleeping with her mother. When she did not find her daughter, she raised an alarm after which the neighbours started looking for her.
The police soon rushed to the spot and the girl's body was recovered from a field with injury marks on her body, he said.
The victim was earlier this month raped by the boy in her neighbourhood and an FIR was registered following a complaint by her mother after which the accused was arrested and sent to juvenile home.
A report suggested that the police initially refused to file a case after the girl was raped. Finally, an FIR was registered on Sunday.
The mother has alleged the involvement of the family members after which the uncle of the accused has been arrested.
The alleged rapist's father reportedly is a close friend of the village head, because of which the police delayed filing the case, said a report. It also claimed that the police lathi charged the girl's father and other relatives after refusing to hand over the girl's body.
But a police force has been deployed in the area, Srivastava said, adding the father of the victim, who works in Meerut has been informed and last rites of the girl have been performed....