'Young man who killed 9-year-old girl and burnt her body' in Gurgaon housing society sent to correctional home | Delhi News

On July 1, the Gurgaon police received a PCR call at 10.45 am that a nine-year-old girl was found dead in a housing society in Sector 107, Gurgaon. The accused was a 16-year-old boy, a resident of the same. society, who used to come to his house to give tutoring classes.

The boy was taken into custody. On Thursday, the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Board sent the youth to the Juvenile Correctional Center in Faridabad.

“The juvenile offender was produced before the court and has been shifted to the center from police custody,” confirmed an official of Rajinder Park police station.

According to the police, the girl's mother had gone to the neighbor's house with her son on the morning of July 1.

When she returned, she found that the gate of her house was locked from inside. Looked inside and saw the accused. At the same time, she could smell burning inside, police said.

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When the woman finally entered her home with the help of neighbors and fire officials, she found her daughter had been set on fire, police said.

According to the police, the investigation revealed that the 16-year-old boy first strangled the girl by putting a dupatta on her, then put a cloth on her and set her on fire.

Police said the boy killed the girl after he was caught stealing jewellery.

An official of the Rajendranagar police station said the boy was in debt due to his gambling habit and had stolen jewelery to repay it.

A housing society guard said the family of the juvenile delinquent, who lived in the rented accommodation, have moved out of the premises after being asked to do so by the residents. The victim's family has also moved to their hometown in UP.

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