Haryana rape and murder: Class 12 suspect found dead in Kurukshetra

The Haryana gangrape case has taken a new twist today, the prime suspect in the case was also found dead. His decomposed body was recovered from the Karnal-Kurukshetra border earlier. Police suspected him for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old. Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 17, 2018, 10.49 AM (IST)

The Haryana Police found the dead body of the main suspect in the brutal rape and murder case of a 15-year-old Dalit girl.

The 19-year-old's body was found late yesterday night in a canal near Jyotisar.

As per media reports, the body of the Class XII student was found in a decomposed condition and was identified by his parents from a tattoo on his arm.

Police had earlier launched a hunt to nab the accused who is alleged to have abducted the 15-year-old girl from Kurukshetra when she had gone to attend a tuition class.

The girl had been brutally gang-raped with her private parts mutilated. There were severe wounds on her body and an object had also been inserted into her, as informed by police.

The youth had been named as the alleged abductor in a complaint lodged by the girl's family. 

"On the complaint of the girl's parents, we were treating the youth as a suspect for kidnapping. His body was found yesterday night from a canal near Jyotisar. Though there were no visible injury marks, the postmortem will reveal the exact cause of his death," Kurukshetra SP, Abhishek Garg

But, the boy had been dead for four or five days by the time the police found his body.

The incident triggered nationwide outrage, with the opposition Congress slamming the Khattar government over its alleged failure to ensure safety and security of women.