Horror attacks on girls shock India as child, eight, is gang-raped and bludgeoned to death with a rock while a 13-year-old has eyes gouged out in fatal torture

Horror attacks on girls shock India as child, eight, is gang-raped and bludgeoned to death with a rock while a 13-year-old has eyes gouged out in fatal torture

  • Two young girls were murdered after being attacked in the streets in India
  • One girl in Rajkot was lured into a bush, raped and then bludgeoned to death
  • Another’s eyes were pierced and her mouth filled with mud before she was killed 

India has been shaken to its core after an eight-year-old girl was gang-raped and bludgeoned to death with a rock, and a 13-year-old girl had her eyes removed in a fatal torture attack. 

The attacks come amid a massive rise of violence against women and girls in India over the last decade.  

Police in Rajkot, a city of two million in the western state of Gujarat, said the eight-year-old girl’s body was found in an isolated spot behind a railway station on Saturday. 

The force since said it arrested three people accused of kidnapping, raping and bludgeoning the unnamed child on Monday. 

Police said that CCTV of the incident revealed she was lured into a bush by one of the attackers, before the other two joined them.

Police have arrested three people for the attack in Rajkot, but cops in Baerilly are still looking for the person who attacked the 13-year-old girl 

The three attacked her before ‘bashing her head in with a stone’, according to the Additional Commissioner of Police, Vidhi Chaudhary. 

Chaudhary added: ‘The accused killed the girl as they were known to her father and feared that she might tell him about them.’

Two of the alleged attackers reportedly fled the city after the body was found, fearing arrest. 

Over in Baerilly, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, a 13-year-old girl was found dead in a cane field after going missing on her way back home from school. 

A senior police officer told the Times of India that her attacker had gagged the young girl’s mouth with mud, pierced her eyes with sugarcane stalks and tortured her. 

A member of the autopsy team told the newspaper that they are currently testing to see whether she was raped. 

‘We have seen bruises near her private parts and samples have been taken for confirmation of sexual assault through lab tests.

‘There were seven deep wounds on the girl’s body. She must have gone through enormous pain. She was definitely tortured before murder.’

Senior police officer Naipal Singh, said in a statement: ‘The case is taken up on priority and senior officials are monitoring the investigation. Four teams are working on the leads and the forensic team is collecting evidence. 

‘We are taking support from the surveillance team and anti-social elements of the area under the scanner. We are hoping for a breakthrough soon.’ 

Violence against women and girls in India has risen dramatically in the last decade.

The National Crime Records Bureau reported a 15.3% increase in crimes against women between 2020 and 2021. 

Between 2011 and 2021, there was an 87% increase in crimes against women. 

Last year, it was reported that there was an average of 87 new rape cases opened every single day in India. 

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