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Bangalore : 4-yr-old girl brutally murdered, Sexual Abuse Suspected


Bangalore:Feb 13 (DHNS) : A four-year-old girl was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Kodichikkanahalli Tuesday morning. The girl had sustained bruises on her chin, arms and legs and neck.

What added to the barbarity was that rodents or stray dogs had eaten away a portion of her left eye by the time the body was found.


According to the police, initial post-mortem report suggests she was sexually abused before being killed. However, there was no rape.

Sujatha (name changed) was the daughter of Pavitra and Mahadeva (names changed), both natives of Karadikere village near K M Doddi, Mandya district. The couple have two daughters - Sujatha and her two-year-old sister Manasa. While Mahadeva is engaged in farming at their native village, Pavitra moved in with her mother and two daughters to the City three months ago.

The family was staying at the Rotary Nagar slum near Kodichikkanahalli. Pavitra and her mother Sarojamma worked as domestic helps at a few houses in the neighbourhood.

Child care centre

Pavitra used to leave her two daughters at a government-run childcare centre (anganwadi) in the area. However, the centre closes at 3 pm on most occasions, even before Pavitra and her mother return home from work.

Hence, Pavitra had hired an elderly woman Bheemamma to fetch the two children from the anganwadi and look after them till she returned from work.

On Monday evening too, Bheemamma brought the two children from the anganwadi back home. Bheemamma said, “I brought home the two children. Manasa had mild fever.
So I made her sleep in my house. Sujatha was playing on the street with other children. I saw her grandmother Sarojamma coming and Sujatha running towards her. When Pavitra turned up to take her children back home, I told her Sujatha had gone home with her grandmother. But Pavitra returned saying Sujatha was not at home with the grandmother.”

Pavitra, her relatives and the neighbours combed the area until late midnight. According to the girl’s uncle Girish, they hired a public announcement system, mounted it on an autorickshaw announcing the details of the missing girl, but in vain.

Search resumed

The family resumed search again on early Tuesday morning. Pavitra, who went to Bheemamma’s house from where the girl went missing, discovered the body of her daughter near a bush at the end of the street.

A palatial house is being constructed beside the cliff. Rajeshwari, a local resident, said Pavitra collapsed, screaming aloud on seeing her daughter’s body.
Madiwala police rushed to the spot and retrieved the body. They said there were no blood stains at the spot or on the body of the girl except for scratch marks all over the body.

Girish said they had searched the same spot the previous evening and did not find the body.

Pavitra lodged a complaint with the Madiwala Police. She was taken to HSR Layout police station where she recorded her statement. The police have registered a case of murder and are investigating. Dr P S Harsha, DCP (South-East), said a special team led by ACP Subbanna, with four police inspectors and as many sub-inspectors has been formed to investigate the case.

Autopsy performed

An autopsy was performed on the girl at Victoria Hospital. Subbanna, ACP (Madiwala sub-division), said the initial opinion of doctors suggested that the girl was sexually abused.

Comment on this article

  • Raj, B'lore

    Thu, Feb 14 2013

    The Culprit shouldn't be killed, he should tortured till his death in public. No mercy to be shown to these kind of _ _ _ _ _

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  • jacobnelson, BEJAI

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    What Ashram Baba wants say about this?

    Bother I am your sister, please..... so this infant could avoid this tragedy?

    only brain is lacking here in Barath!

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  • Raghu Poojary, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    do you know what, china as asked their people not to visit Delhi saying that Delhi is Rapist Capital of the World... they should say Rapist Country in the world.

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  • Vishal , Houston/TX

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    Thank god, I took the citizenship in USA. I need to stop reading these articles too. How many of these we are hearing on weekly basis, only in India.

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  • amarnath, bantwal

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    For Delhi gang rape , there is some openion that it is happened due to western culture and ladies should wear proper dress. but now what was the wrong in child?? .Means our thinking should change and there should more cruel punishment like hanging in public and so on.
    and now days god is waiting our patience and am a praying the god atleast to give strength to overcome the sorrow and not punishment to culprit, that is in the hand of our weak teethless law system and weak polish system.

    Dear Sujath , Pls Forgive us for our cruel society .

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  • kaizer, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    When basheer says it is nonsense, when dinesh poojary, nagesh nayak, rakesh shetty commented on delhi gang rape case why didnt u open ur mouth. Whatever crime happens the individual has to be blamed not any party or religion. When we say this its very hard to digest coz there is saying ITS hard to digest the fact.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    Time to pray for the departed soul to RIP, show sympathy on the deceased family and care/help/guard to other nearby children at vicinity not to become pray for such inhuman acts..
    but last the Law shall be made strict.... blaming parties will not help.

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  • M.SHAMEEM ANSARI, BENGALURU

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    ANY THING CAN HAPPEND NOW KARNATAKA IS LAW LESS INDIAN STATE UNDER NON EXISTENCE CORRUPTED BJP GOVT.

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  • Lancelot N Tauro, manglore - Doha Qatar

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    Very Sad, First she was attacked by 2 legs dogs, later 4 legs.. what a culture!!!!!

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  • Thomas, Mangalore/Riyadh

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    If anyone find doing these crimes don't wait for anyone, just punish them on the public and then call any security personnels. India is not afraid of public punishment and for this reasons these crimes are happening. First thing is public awareness to help ourselves.

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  • Deepak Dsilva, Paladka/Dubai

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    Very sad to hear this news !!! Cannot blame government or any party for these kind of happenings. Human has become devil to do these kind of things with little angel. Who ever did this is just a cruel ANIMAL. God will show no mercy if he live or even if he die.

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  • Najeeb Sheikh, Udupi /Dubai

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    Shame upon ruleing party of karnataka...Delhi incidents coming near by to karnataka...

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  • Stany D'sa, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    I am really sorry to say this. It is utter failure of Bjp government in Karnataka. Incidents like this should be handed over to CBI. What happened to Soujanya rape and murder case?

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  • Naveen Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    Reply to Bashir H, Ullal

    Request you to kindly keep your non-sense to yourself and get educated about Rape. The rape incidents are happening all around the world and it has nothing to with the governance most of the time but it has to do with the mentality of the person who indulges in the act. Dont blame a particular political party here.

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  • Bashir H, Ullal

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    After BJP rule in the state there is no proper law and order in the state. murder gang war, moral policing, Rowdism by BD, RS, HJV and HIV increasing in full swing. The murder and rape cases highest after BJP's rule in the state especially Bangalore and Kolar district. Now,where are those Kesari-BJP agents Dinesh Poojary, nagesh nayak, Rajesh Shetty. They made big hues during Delhi rape case against Center and demanding resignation from Delhi CM. Now where they hiding? whose resignation are they demand?

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  • jacintha, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    This child was not wearing t-shirt and jeans, nor was she carrying a mobile.

    Our society needs more education on humanity, value of life, sensitiveity to children, women and the aged.

    This can come, only when we start learning from others, and not blowing our own culture trumpet.

    At times, out culture seems to be insensitive to most important things in life - safety and security.

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  • Kaizer, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    What a sad news of the day, the child was not only raped and murdered but the body was eaten by stray dogs, MAY GOD ALMIGHTY give patience to family and give strength to fight for justice, the culprit whoever it is irrespective of any religion should be treated in such a way that it should be a lesson for everyone.

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