6-Year-Old Raped and Lungs Removed for Black Magic

A six year old girl was kidnapped and raped by two men in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur. Her lungs were removed and used for black magic rituals.

A six-year-old girl went missing on Saturday 15th November night when she went to get firecrackers. The family started looking for her but couldn’t find her. Two boys, Ankul aged 20 and Beeran aged 31 who were drunk had kidnapped the girl and had taken her to a nearby jungle, where they raped her and then killed her. Kanpur's Deputy Inspector of General of Police Preetinder Singh said that forensic experts and sniffer dogs were used to collect scientific evidence to confirm the crime. Her body was found by some villagers passing through the jungle on Sunday morning. The girl's belongings, including her slippers and clothes, were found near a tree.

ASP (Rural) Brajesh Srivastava said, “The girl was gang-raped, killed and her lungs were removed and delivered to key conspirator Parshuram Kuril to perform black magic. Some other body parts could also have been extracted. The killers, Ankul Kuril and Beeran were arrested on Sunday 15th November. Parshuram was arrested on Monday 16th November. His wife was also detained as she knew about the incident but did not tell anyone.” He added, “Parshuram initially tried to mislead the police, but after intensive interrogation, broke down and confessed to his crime. He said that he got married in 1999 but till now he did not have a child. He convinced his nephew, Ankul, and his friend Beeran, to abduct the girl and remove her lungs. The couple paid Rs. 1,000 to the two men who are neighbours of the child to perform the ritual so that the couple could have children.

The accused have been charged under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to take stringent action against the accused and has ordered the officials to provide a compensation amount of ?5 lakhs to the girl's family. He also said that the case would be heard in a fast-track court so that the accused are punished at the earliest.