The skeletal remains of a 16-year-old girl allegedly killed and buried by a man at his home in India two years ago were recovered on Saturday.
The accused, identified as 25-year-old Gaurav Singh, hatched a plan to kill his girlfriend because he didn’t want people to know he was dating a minor, according to the Times of India.
Singh’s family members reportedly helped him kill. After the girl’s mother filed a complaint when she went missing in 2020, Singh and his family fled the village in northern Uttar Pradesh state.
Police said Singh and his family members frequently moved from one place to another to avoid arrest.
However, on Saturday, police arrested Singh and his father. During interrogation, they confessed to killing the girl.
A team of investigators later arrived at Singh’s home, where they dug up a floor to find the victim’s skeletal remains.
According to local media, the defendant entered into a relationship with the victim while teaching her to ride a bike. The two were neighbors. However, their families are against their relationship, Amar Ujala reported [Google Translate showed].
“Gaurav, along with his parents and two brothers, hatched a plan to kill the girl. On November 21, 2020, Gaurav brought her to his home. Here he strangled her to death along with his family members. In order to hide it, relatives dug up a corner in one of the rooms and buried the body deep inside. Later the surface of the room was leveled and covered with wheat husks. The defendant and family members fled after being subjected to an FIR based on a complaint filed by the victim’s mother on April 23.
Police said the victim’s remains had been sent for an autopsy. They also sealed the crime scene.
Authorities are currently looking for Singh’s mother and two brothers.
They have not disclosed the charges against the defendants.
A local resident told the Times of India that they thought the accused and the girl had fled to get married.
“We all thought that the girl was alive and living happily with Gaurav,” said the local.
- Disabled 7-year-old dies after mum left children home alone to go to bar
- 1 dead, 7 injured after driver ‘deliberately’ hits crows at Colorado bar
https://www.ibtimes.com.au/skeletal-remains-16-year-old-girl-missing-2020-found-inside-boyfriends-house-1839366?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Skeletal remains of 16-year-old girl missing since 2020 found at boyfriend’s home