The local DYFI worker, the youth wing of the CPI(M), allegedly hanged a 6-year-old girl after raping her on Monday by the police. On the same day she was arrested.
In the district of Idukki the incident was reported. Police said Arjun, 22, had been sexually abused for three years on repeated occasions by the girl. The body was found in a room in the neighbourhood of her parents.
The incident on 30 June was reported as an accidental death by a policeman. We had been told that while she was playing, a shawl accidentally tied around her neck.
The parents had gone to work. The postmortem, however, revealed that the girl has been sexually abused for a long time that has allowed the police to look into a killing angle.”
Police sources said the accused confessed that for three years he was abussing the child and luring her with candy. He was supposed to sneak into the house of the girl on June 30.
“The girl was unaware of the attack, and the assailant was afraid that she could have died.
Afterwards, a police officer quoting the young woman hung her with a shawl from a rope,” she said. Arjun, a DYFI member, was involved with social work in the area, especially during the pandemic as a volunteer.