With the Chandigarh Police not able to zero in on the murder case of a 10-year-old girl yet,whose body was found on December 1 near the forest area in Sector 52,it is now conducting a door-to-door questioning exercise to identify the accused. Around 10 teams of three-four police personnel each have been deployed to conduct the exercise in 240 houses in Palsora village on Wednesday.
It is suspected that someone who was known to the girl,committed the crime. In our operation,we are focusing on people who are either living alone or are addicts to substance abuse. It is also suspected that the girl was taken to a closed area like a house or a room where the crime was committed and thereafter,the body was dumped near the forest area, an officer said.
The post-mortem report of the girl suggested that she was sexually assaulted before she was murdered. According to police sources,vaginal injury,injuries on the neck and six other injuries were found on her body. It is yet to be ascertained if a foreign object was used to violate her body. This will be confirmed after the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) gives its findings on the vaginal swabs.
A resident of Palsora village,the deceased was reported missing on November 27. Later,police found the body of the girl in a jute sack near the forest area in Sector 52. A plastic rope was found tied around the girls neck suggesting that she was strangulated.
A case of murder was registered. Her body was cremated on December 3 with around 200 people attending the cremation.