MYSURU: The mysterious death of a two-year-old girl at Siddiqui Nagar here on Saturday has been cracked with cops taking the victim’s uncle into custody for rape and murder.
During interrogation, the accused, aged about 30, confessed to the crime on Sunday. On the pretext of buying sweets, he had taken the girl to an abandoned shed close to his house around 9.30 pm on Friday and raped her. Police suspect that he might have gagged her, ultimately leading to her death.
When he returned home around 11.30 pm, his wife asked him why the girl’s nose was bleeding, to which Saddam said she fell on the ground. The unsuspecting woman put her to sleep. When she woke up at 2 am to attend nature’s call, she found the girl dead. When she her husband about it, he pretended to be ignorant and rushed the girl’s body to her father’s house.
The accused’s wife told police that he raped the girl and burnt her with cigarette butts. The girl’s father, a ragpicker and resident of Ambedkar Jnanaloka in B M Srinagar, was not keeping well and had sent her to his sister Meena’s house. He is separated from his wife.
The father, after noticing the marks on the girl’s neck and shoulders, had lodged a complaint at Metagalli police station over the mysterious death his daughter and had suspected the sister’s husband.