New Delhi (Sputnik): The savagery perpetrated in the gang-rape and beheading of a three-year-old girl in the Indian city of Jamshedpur has evoked a wave of collective horror, leaving many shuddering with fright and prompting even some Bollywood celebs to join in expressing their outrage.
The little girl was first gang-raped and then her head was dismembered from the body. Her mutilated torso was found stuffed in a plastic bag and dumped in the bushes four kilometres away from the scene of the incident on 30 July, media reports said.
Bollywood celebrities, including Actor Farhan Akhtar and actress Anushka Sharma, have lashed out on social media over the fact that one of accused, who has a criminal record of kidnapping children in 2015, was granted bail.
The incident has left the people outraged at the whole act of brutality, with many demanding capital punishment for the rapists.
The girl was kidnapped from Jharkhand state’s Tatanagar railway platform on 25 July while being fast asleep beside her mother, who was with a male companion, Monu Mondal, with whom she eloped, deserting her husband.
The woman later suspected him of being involved in the gruesome rape and murder of her baby girl.
On Thursday, 1 August, police confirmed the little girl was gang-raped by Mondal and two of his friends.
All the three accused in the case, including the male companion of the woman, have been arrested following an audit of the CCTV footage from the railway platform. Two of the accused, in their 30s, have purportedly admitted their crime to the police.
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