The missing case of a 12-year-old girl was registered in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat on Friday. After an extensive search, her bloodied body was found on Saturday in a hostile and secluded place. The 25-year old relative of the girl was arrested and he was seen accompanying the girl on a motorcycle that was recorded in the CCTV footage. The girl was raped and later decapitated by her relative who was not sharing a cordial relationship with the girl’s family for a while.
The case took a different route when the sniffing dogs were involved in the picture, and they led the police to a temple. There were strange, bloodied fingerprints around the body of the girl. Coincidentally, the cruel killing took place on a New Moon night and the police now feel compelled to look at the case with a new perspective.
The region is known for believing in the dangerous superstitions and there were several cases of black magic and similar horrors reported. The rape and subsequent murder could have been a part of a black magic ritual that the relative apparently has been involved in. Police are trying to find newer evidence to solve the case efficiently.