RAMPUR: There was tension in Rampur after a ten-year-old girl's was found raped and brutally murdered outside her neighbour's house who is the prime suspect in the case. The girl's arms and head had been chopped off.
According to police, the girl had gone to a classmate's house within the locality in Kameri tehsil on Sunday evening to do her homework but did not return. Later, her disfigured body was recovered from outside the house of the accused who, according to local residents, is a habitual offender and is out on bail in a rape case.
The girl's body has been sent for a post-mortem.
After agitated residents stormed the house of the suspect, police quickly arrested his father and are on the lookout for the accused who is on the run. As protesters sat outside Kameri police station demanding justice, top district officials rushed to the spot to calm them. Heavy police force has been deployed in the area to maintain peace.
In a similar incident in the district, an 11-year-old girl's body was found with her throat slit in March 2014 two days she had gone missing from a wedding function. The rape and murder has sparked outrage among the residents.