Ujjain : Body of a five-year-old girl was found floating in a river in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain on Friday was raped and murdered.
The family members of the girl registered a complaint after she went missing on Friday. Police then found the body of the girl floating in river Shipra.
“The girl was raped and murdered. We have constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case. We are interrogating the suspects,” Sachin Atulkar, Ujjain’s Superintendent of Police, told reporters.
Police said the injuries on the girl’s body suggested she was sexually abused.
Already three arrests have been made in connection with this matter, it includes the girl’s uncle.
Huge political protests are going on in Madhya Pradesh over the law and order situation in the Congress-ruled state after the incident.
BJP legislator and Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh assembly attacked Chief Minister Kamal Nath over the incident, blaming the shake up in the police department for a “spike” in crime in the state.
“This is an unfortunate incident. The rape and murder of a five-year-old girl in Ujjain raise questions on the state’s law and order situation. There is no control over criminals. Officials should not be transferred in a quick manner as it encourages the criminals,” Mr Bhargav told news agency ANI.