A DAY after an 11-year-old girl was found murdered at her neighbour’s house at Railla village in Sector 12, the police on Sunday rounded up three suspects for their alleged role in the crime.
The body of the minor girl was found on the second floor of the building, where Rampal, a driver with a tanker service, lived with his wife and children. The girl’s family, including her parents and two elder brothers, lived on the first floor of the same building. At the time of the incident, she was alone at her house.
“The accused had allegedly hit her several times on the head with a brick, and then attempted to throttle her using hands. There are injuries on her neck and chest by a sharp-edged weapon. Viscera samples have been sent for further testing. Sexual assault cannot be ruled out,” said one of the forensic experts. The body was handed over to the family after the post-mortem.
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The police have rounded up three persons as suspects and their alleged role in the murder is being investigated. Apart from neighbour Rampal’s eldest son who works at a sweets shop in Sector 10, the police suspect the role of another neighbour who lived in the adjoining room on the second floor of the building. The suspect was identified as Amrish and his relative Chanderpal, both in their 20s.
According to police sources, both Amrish and Chanderpal were seen drunk on the day of the incident by the neighbours. The initial investigation also revealed that more than one person were allegedly involved in the murder. The police had recovered a knife and blood-stained brick which were used to commit the crime.
When contacted, SHO Lalit Kumar, Sector 5 Police Station, said that the investigation was on but no arrests had been made yet.