Bhopal: In a gruesome and a heart wrenching incident, a three-year-old girl was brutally raped, bitten all over her body, subjected barbaric torture and then murdered, in a Madhya Pradesh village, police said on Sunday.
The mutilated body of the child was found around 2 kilometers away from her home in the village of Mohad in Burhanpur district late on Saturday evening, police said.
“There were bite marks all over the body. Her left hand had been hacked off. The body was infested by maggots. Injury marks in her neck suggested that she might have been strangulated to death. A preliminary report also indicated that she was sexually assaulted,” doctors who conducted autopsy on the body said.
According to the police, the victim had gone missing on the evening of August 15 when she was relieving herself near a drain, a few feet from her home.
She was playing with her grandmother on the veranda of her house. She later told her grandma she would go outside to relieve herself.
After the child did not return, her grandmother had raised an alarm.
Later, the victim’s family members filed a missing complaint with the local police.
On Saturday evening, a local traced the body lying in a bush nearly by following a foul smell. Police was yet to arrest anybody in connection with the incident.