A 13-year-old girl allegedly killed a 5-year-old boy after luring him on some pretext to a vacant plot and later, wrapped the body in a polythene bag and set it on fire.
The incident came to light when some dogs took out the half-burnt corpse of the boy the following day.
It was only upon the police's interrogation that the girl confessed to the crime after the boy's parents told the police that he was seen last with her, reports Hindustan Times.
The girl told the police that it had been an act of revenge as the boy's father, Rinku had allegedly raped her after giving whitener (a substance), which she was addicted to.
Following this, the father of the girl also lodged an FIR against Rinku who was later arrested by the police after they recorded the victim’s statement.
However, some locals alleged the involvement of a ‘tantrik’ in the incident.
The police have registered a case of murder against the girl under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and SC/ST Act while Rinku has been booked under Section 376 of IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.