A six year old girl was buried alive in Agra reportedly by an unidentified man on Thursday night barely a kilometre away from her house. The girl survived the ordeal and was rescued on Friday morning.
The victim’s family, who lives in Dharira village filed a complaint against the unidentified man under IPC section, 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder) in the Etmadpur police station.
The girl, Tanu Baghel and her father, Vinod Singh Baghel were sleeping out in the veranda of their house on Thursday. Vinod woke up in the middle of the night to find his daughter missing. After raising an alarm, he called out a search party to look for the missing girl. The search continued till morning in vain. The police at Etmadpur police station were informed of the incident.
Station House Officer of Etmadpur police station, Brahm Singh reported that at around 8am, a shepherd, who was out in the fields with his flock, noticed a hand sticking out of the mud. He and some other villagers pulled the girl out of the ground and found her alive but, unconscious. The villagers took the girl to a nearby hospital where she is being treated
The SHO denied the presence of any evidence of a sexual assault and said that the act seems to be of a mentally unstable person.
Police are further investigating the case to apprehend the accused.