Delhi’s 13-year-old Dalit girl allegedly raped by landlord’s relative in Gurgaon

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Gurgaon: A 13-year-old Dalit girl from Narela in North Delhi was allegedly raped and murdered by a relative of her landlord in neighboring Gurgaon. Officials gave this information on Tuesday.

He said the landlady’s brother Praveen Verma has been arrested on the complaint of the girl’s father, who had made a PCR call when the accused tried to force the family to cremate the body.

In the FIR lodged with the police, the girl’s father has said, “On July 17, my landlord’s wife said that her sister-in-law had given birth to a child and she was taking my daughter to her brother’s house. Gurgaon. He also said that my daughter will stay there and can play with her brother’s daughter.

However, around 3 pm on August 23, the father was informed by his landlord that his daughter had died, the FIR said. It said that around 7 pm they took the body in a private ambulance to the girl’s Narela residence for cremation.

The FIR states that when the father got suspicious, he made a PCR call and the staff of Narela police station reached the spot and took the body to Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital in Jahangirpuri.

The father has alleged in the FIR that the landlady’s brother Praveen Verma along with others killed his daughter.

Gurgaon Police said it has registered a case under sections 302 (murder) and 120B (punishment for criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and the SC/ST Act.

He said more sections were added to the FIR after the post-mortem report confirmed sexual harassment and Verma was arrested.

Earlier this month, a nine-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Delhi Cantt area.

The girl died under suspicious circumstances while her parents alleged that she was raped and forcibly cremated by the priest of a crematorium in southwest Delhi’s Old Nangal village.

Read also: Police files charge sheet against accused in Delhi Cantt rape-murder case

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