In a horrifying incident last week, in Jharkhand, a 3 year old girl was abducted when she was sleeping with her mother and her male companion at the railway station. The toddler girl was then raped and beheaded by two men. 

The body was found in a plastic bag in a bush under the Telco police station area, around four km from the Tatanagar railway station, on Tuesday night, the police said.

However, Jharkhand police on Thursday said it was still looking for the severed head of the girl with the help of Sniffer dogs searching the area.

“We have pressed sniffer dogs into service in the search operation under the Telco police station limits, but the severed head of the girl is yet to be traced,” Deputy Superintendent of Police (Railways-HQ) Noor Mustafa Ansari said.

Three persons, including the male companion of the girl’s mother, have been arrested in connection with the gruesome rape-murder case.

The girl’s mother had eloped with the man from West Bengal’s Purulia district and they were staying on the station platform that night.

The woman had lodged a police complaint, saying she suspected that her male companion could be behind the killing of her daughter. His role is being investigated.

Superintendent of Police (Railways) Ehtesham Waquarib said the two other accused were arrested after the CCTV footage of the platform was scanned.

The SP also said the two accused, in their 30s, confessed that they beheaded the girl after raping and strangulating her to death and on the basis of their confession, the girl’s torso was recovered but the head was not found yet.