Ludhiana police recovered the naked and decomposed body of a seven-year-old girl from a vacant plot in Meharbaan village. Initial investigation indicated she had been raped and murdered. Doctors at the civil hospital found that she had been raped and died of asphyxia. Her vaginal swab has been sent for forensic examination.
The girl was last seen at her father’s factory near their home at 8.15 pm on June 4. “She was asking for a burger as she was hungry. I told her to go home and that I would bring the burger on the way back,” her father said. She never reached home, and after searching the whole night the father got a police case registered. Missing posters were displayed in various parts of the city.
On Monday morning, the father got a call from Meharbaan village that a body had been spotted. The father arrived at the spot along with the police and identified her. “It seems she died a few days back. The body was decomposing. Stray dogs had eaten parts of it,” said the father. ADCP Amrik Singh said, “It is a shocking incident. Our teams are investigating. It seems someone known to the family took her away that evening. We are talking to all the relatives.”