Kapurthala: In a gruesome incident at Kapurthala, a granthi murdered a minor girl after an unsuccessful rape attempt on Sunday evening . The incident is from Sikri Village in Begowal area of Kapurthala .The girl was found missing in the evening and the parents reported her absence in police. The girl used to go to the religious place in the village and so the police reached there and found the dead body in the bathroom. Her throat was slit. The granthi was taken into custody on Sunday night by the police.
The family of the deceased lives in Sikri village. Both the parents are handicapped. The younger brother of the girl learnt playing Tabla from the granthi. The girl went there in the Sunday afternoon.The granthi Bhupinder Singh was alone as his wife had gone somewhere. Granthi dragged the girl to her room and tried to rape her but was unsuccessful. He strangulated her with a cushion and carried her body to the bathroom but found her pulse running .He then slit her neck with a knife .
The DSP Bholath Navneet Singh when reached in the religious place quizzed granthi about the whereabouts of girl .Bhupinder tried to dodge him but failed and then accepted murdering her after a failed rape attempt .Police arrested him under sections 302 and 201 .The dead body of the girl has been sent to Civil Hospital for post martum.The police found the CCTV footage which showed granthi dragging the girl to his room and after some time dragging her dead body towards bathroom.
“We will add more sections after we get the post mortum report.We acted immediately when we received information about her missing otherwise Bhupinder could have tried to dump the body somewhere else.We have enough evidence against him including CCTV footage and we will see to it that he gets a severe punishment for this gruesome act ” SSP Rajinder told Daily Post correspondent.
There was anguish and anger in Sikri village and villagers were gathering to demand police to hand them the accused . “We want to kill him with our own hands “They said . Awtar Singh father of deceased was crying himself when trying to condole his wife.
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