AGRA: In a shocking incident, a six-year-old girl was buried alive in the farm field less than a kilometer away from her home in Agra, Indian media reported.
The incident took place in Dharira village of Etmadpur area.
Identified as Tanu Baghel, the toddler was sleeping along with her father Vinod Singh Baghel, in the open veranda, when she was taken away by an unidentified person in late night.
Speaking to Indian newspaper, Omveer Singh husband of Dharira village’s pradhan Neelam Devi, said, “At around 1am, when Vinod woke up, he found his daughter missing. He searched the entire home, but could not find her anywhere. Fearing of his daughter been kidnapped, he called up his family members and neighbors to search her whereabout.”
“The entire village joined the search for Tanu. The search continued till morning. Failing to find her, the villagers called police. But at around 8 am, a local shepherd taking his cattle for grazing found the girl buried in the farm field. Her head and toe were visible on the field,” he said.
Brahm Singh, station officer of Etmadpur said, “It seems an act of a mentally unstable person. The girl’s face, hand had injury marks, but there was no trace of any kind of sexual assault or abuse. The girl was taken to local community health center in an unconscious state . There she has been kept under observation.”
“Based on the written complaint submitted to police by victim’s father, an FIR has been lodged against unknown person under IPC section, 364 (Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder).
Last year in the month of May, a 13-month-old toddler was buried alive in barren field of Beghumpura village under Jalesar police station in Etah District. His body was found 50 meters away from home in three feet deep ground.