Minor raped during a family function, accused held in 50 hrs

Jaipur: Fifty hours after the rape of a minor girl during an engagement ceremony of her cousin on Sunday night in Jaipur, the police have caught the accused. The city police were able to track the accused Raju after seeing CCTV footage. Raju was a contractor of chaat stalls set up for the programme.

The 10-year-old girl had gone to an engagement programme with her parents at a marriage garden in Murlipura where she was raped by the accused who covered her mouth inside the toilet of the marriage garden and committed the crime.

After the incident the police questioned the catering workers, labourers and DJ workers present in the garden during the incident. More than 30 people were questioned before the cops caught hold of the accused.

According to the police, when the girl was not seen for long, her family started looking for her and later found the victim covered with blood inside the toilet.

After the incident, the family took the girl to the nearest hospital, from where she was referred to JK Lon Hospital in a critical condition. The victim is a resident of Durgapura area. The father of the minor reported the matter to the Murlipura police station. Later, both the forensic team and the police reached the marriage garden to gather evidence from the scene.

CCTV cameras installed in the garden and video recordings of the engagement were checked by the police. As the DJ was installed near the toilet during the programme, therefore, no one heard the sound of the girl screaming inside the toilet. In the video recording of the engagement, the girl is seen eating in the garden at 8.30 pm, followed by washing her hands at the water can kept near the main gate. From there, the victim was seen going towards the toilet. After that, due to the bride’s entry, the camera turned to the other side.