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Madhya Pradesh Shopkeeper Arrested For Rape and Murder Of A 13-Year-Old Girl

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A shopkeeper in Madhya Pradesh was arrested for the alleged rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl. The incident took place in the Dhanwad area of MP’s Khandwa district. The accused’s wife, who allegedly helped him murder the girl by strangulating her, is still absconding.

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According to a report by Times Now, the girl visited the shop to purchase some biscuits on Monday morning. The shopkeeper tricked her into accompanying him to his house and then allegedly raped her. However, when the girl resisted, the shopkeeper, along with his wife physically assaulted her. The girl was then reportedly strangulated by the couple and her body was put in a bag before being dragged to the house’s terrace.

A neighbour spotted the couple while it was trying to hide the body and contacted the girl’s family. The 13-year-old’s slippers and sweater were discovered from the shopkeeper’s house, and her body was discovered later as well. While the police were able to nab the alleged perpetrator, the shopkeeper’s wife is still absconding.

Also Read: Seven Month Pregnant Rape Survivor Dies In UP Due To Pregnancy Related Complications

In November last year, a 60-year-old shopkeeper was arrested in Delhi, for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl who lived in his neighbourhood. The incident came to light when the teen was caught trying to dispose off a new born baby in a garbage dump near her house. When caught by the police, the girl alleged that she had been raped by a man in her neighbourhood eight to nine months ago.

The girl’s parents had no idea about the sexual assault or her pregnancy and the resultant delivery. You can read more about it here.

Pic Credit: VK Singh and Company

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