Indore Shocker: 6 month old toddler raped, dumped in basement

New Delhi: Another heart wrenching heinous rape crime against a 6 months old toddler is reported from Madhya Pradesh’s Indore in the early hours of Friday PTI reported.

The disgusting crime came to light after the blood-soaked body of the infant was found in the basement of a building in the Rajwada area of Indore.

The CCTV footage shows the 21- year-old accused Sunil Bheel can be seen carrying the infant girl on his shoulder and heading towards the basement.

“The body of the infant was recovered from the basement of a commercial building in Rajwada area.

The accused, Sunil Bheel, had kidnapped her in the morning when she was asleep with her parents outside the Rajwada Fort. The accused was sleeping close to the family,” said HC Mishra, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Indore.

The post-mortem conducted at state-run MY Hospital suggested the infant girl was raped before being murdered and the private part of the infant had injury marks.

“The accused is seen carrying the infant in CCTV images at around 4:45 am. He then took her to the basement of the building, some 50 metres away from where the family was sleeping. Her body was recovered later in the afternoon,” Mishra said.

The DIG added “the infant had an injury on her head. The accused probably threw her to the ground. However, only the post-mortem report will verify if she died due to this or whether she was smothered.”

Condemning the act, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said the accused will soon be arrested.

He said, “The rape incident in Indore has shaken my soul, such a heinous act with a small child! There is a need for our society to look within itself. The accused has already been arrested and we will ensure that he gets punished for his crime as soon as possible.”