7-year-old murdered after gangrape in Ludhiana

A 21-year-old youth and his friend have been arrested for allegedly gangraping and murdering his seven-year-old cousin in Doraha on Saturday night.The accused have been identified as Vinod Kumar, 21, and his friend Rohit Kumar, 20, of Doraha. As per the girl’s mother, the accused, who is her sister’s son, along with his friend had come to their house on Saturday evening. The duo consumed liquor with the girl’s father after which he went out for some work. Following this, Vinod and Rohit lured the seven-year-old with chocolates and took her away.When the girl did not return, the family initiated a search for her but to no avail. They then filed a kidnapping complaint against Vinod and Rohit. The girl’s body was later recovered from an abandoned godown in Lakkar Mandi of Doraha.As per the post-mortem report, the girl was gangraped, strangulated and then bludgeoned to death with bricks.

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