Five-year-old girl raped twice, murdered in Hyderabad

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Police have on Wednesday arrested and remanded a 23-year-old migrant labourer from Madhya Pradesh, Dinesh Kumar Dharne.

Hyderabad: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped twice, and then murdered by the suspect, who smashed her head with a boulder to kill her on the spot in Narsingi on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Police have on Wednesday arrested and remanded a 23-year-old migrant labourer from Madhya Pradesh, Dinesh Kumar Dharne.

Dharne, a native of Kalimati Village in MP, was living in the Alkapuri Township and working at a construction site near the Aryamitra Labour Camp.

According to the police, on Tuesday around noon, the girl was playing alone when Dharne approached her and took her along with him promising to buy her toffees from a local shop. A few hours later he came back alone and when the girl’s parents enquired about the girl, he said he had left her at the camp a long time ago. However, the parents, despite a five-hour long search could not find her.

Around 5.30 pm, they approached the police and lodged a complaint, in which they said she was seen last with Dharne. The police, who booked a case, took Dharne into custody and during questioning, he reportedly confessed that he had raped and killed her.

Narsinigi Inspector GV Ramana Goud said Dharne had taken the child from the shop to an isolated place near the Sri Shirdi Sai Prem Samaj Hospital, where he raped her twice.

“Fearing that she would tell her parents about the incident, he killed her by smashing her head with a boulder. She died on the spot,” Goud said.

Based on Dharne’s confession, police recovered the body from the spot. The body was later handed over to the parents after an autopsy at the Osmania General Hospital morgue on Wednesday.

A case has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Dharne, who was produced before court on Wednesday, was remanded in judicial custody.

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