Hoshiarpur: Tanda police has arrested Gurpreet Singh, son of Dilwinder Singh and his grandfather Surjit Singh, a commission agent, son of Kaka Singh, both of Jalalpur in FIR No. 265 registered under sections 302, 376-D, 201 and 34 of the IPC and sections 4 and 6 of the POCSO Act (2012, 2019) for allegedly murdering and raping a 6-year-old girl, daughter of a migrant labourer residing in the same village last night.
According to the police sources, father of 6-year-old girl told Tand police last night that Gurpreet Singh enticed his 6-year-old girl on the pretext of providing her some edible. While he along with his wife was searching his daughter, Surjit Singh, grandfather of Gurpeet Singh, informed them that half burnt body of his daughter was lying in his Haveli. He suspected that after raping his daughter, both Gurpreet Singh and Surjit Singh murdered her. For destroying the evidence they also burnt her body.
The victim girl’s father told the police that he has 6 daughters of whom one is married. He daily used to go outside the village for doing labour. Her two younger daughters used to stay in the house in the village. Her wife and three daughters used to do domestic chores in some houses in the village.