5 Arrested for rape, murder of Ranchi Girl; Main defendant a minor: cops

After sustained questioning, the main defendant confessed to his crimes. (Representative)


Ranchi Police arrested four youths and a minor on Saturday for allegedly raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in the Lapung area of ​​Ranchi countryside.

According to Naushad Alam, Ranchi (Rural) Police Superintendent, the incident was reported on July 23. The minor is the main accused in this case. The victim and the main defendant were friends, but once she started talking to another boy, it angered the defendant and he planned to kill her.

The official said the victim went to cultivate rice with his sister. While her sister went home in the evening, she stayed to complete the cultivation.

When she did not return until late at night, the family informed the police. The police team launched the search in this area. Calls to the victim’s cell phone number found her deep in the jungle where she was found with her head broken.

During the investigation, the police reached out to the main accused. After sustained questioning, he confessed to his crimes. The minor revealed that he and his adult associates raped and killed the victim by smashing her skull.

Police recovered the brick used to crush him and the defendant’s underwear and other evidence. All samples were sent to the forensic laboratory.

The accused persons other than the minor have been identified as Roshan Horo, Sukhram Horo, Rahul Horo and Pawan Horo.

An FIR has been registered under IPC Sections 302, 376(3) and POCSO Section 4/6 at Lapung Police Station.

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