The brutal gangrape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in Uri of Jammu and Kashmir has shocked the entire nation. Baramulla Superintendent of Police Imtiaz Hussain Mir broke down while describing the unspeakable crime.
The minor's body was found in a decomposed state earlier this week in a forest area in Uri. Her father had filed a missing report on August 23 following which a special investigation team (SIT) headed by SDPO Uri was constituted.
"The SIT interrogated the suspects and during sustained questioning of the step-mother of the deceased, a bone chilling and horrible account of murder and rape of the nine-year-old child came to light," Mir said. Her eyes were gouged out and her body was burnt with acid before being dumped in a forest near, Baramulla Superintendent of Police Imtiaz Hussain Mir's voice choked as he described the barbaric incident
It was found that the step-mother had been nourishing a long standing grudge against her husband's second wife and her children, he said.
"During questioning, she revealed that her husband would mostly spent time with her second wife and the girl was dearest to him," he said.
She hatched a conspiracy to eliminate her step-daughter. On the fateful day, she was armed with a sharp-edged knife and took the girl to the nearby forest area. Her 14-year-old son joined her along with his friends and committed the crime.
The SSP said the girl was gang-raped by the accused in presence of her step-mother. They all took turns to rape her and thereafter her step-mother strangulated her, Mir said.
WATCH: Top cop breaks down detailing brutal gangrape of 9-yr-old girl
(With inputs from PTI)