A 30-year-old man has been nabbed for sexually assaulting and murdering a 4-year-old child in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The accused Santosh Rajat slit the throat of a child when she resisted his bid to rape her. He then stuffed her body in a plastic sack and dumped it in a narrow shaft attached to his flat.
When she didn't come back till late afternoon, her family started searching for her but they failed to find her. After then they filed a missing complaint with Silvassa police.
The police launched a probe. Police checked the ground floor CCTV camera and found out that the girl had not exited the apartment premises. Suspecting that the incident could occur in the apartment only, they searched 40-odd flats, of which one flat had a bathroom window that was broken. Following the lead police nabbed Santosh.
During the inquiry, he confessed that he lured the child, took her from the ground floor, and tried to rape her. When she started crying, he slit her throat.
According to the police, The incident took place on Friday when the child went to play games outside. The accused Santosh Rajat lured her, took her to his flat, and tried to rape her. The girl started crying and resisted his bid after which the man slit her throat with a sharp weapon, stuffed her body in a plastic sack, and threw her body by breaking the window.
Unable to bear the loss, her father went in nervous shock and killed himself by consuming some poisonous substance. The family rushed to the hospital but doctors could not save him.
The police have registered a case under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences(POSCO) Act along with section 302 ( murder), 364(abduction), 376( rape), and 377( unnatural offenses) of the Indian Penal Code.