At Javulake-Vani village in Maharashtra’s Nashik district, a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father and then killed by her grandmother. The incident took place on Friday night when the accused, Sachin Shinde, returned home and allegedly raped his five-year-old daughter.
Anusaya, the accused’s mother witnessed the act and anticipated that her son would be arrested for the crime, killed the child by strangling her, DSP Devidas Patil said in a media report.
Police said that the accused’s wife was not at home when the incident occurred, and also added that Anusaya later disposed the body behind a school building near their house to conceal the alleged crime. She later approached the police and lodged a false complaint that her granddaughter was kidnapped and killed.
During investigation, when the police team recovered the body from the spot leading them to Shinde’s house, the officer said. Based on the investigation, the police interrogated the accused and his mother and they confessed to the crime.
Shinde has been booked under IPC section 376 (rape) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act-2012 (POCSO), while his mother was booked on charges of murder.