The monstrous incident took place on August 1 around 5.30 pm while the minor victim went to a nearby to a crematorium to get drinking water from a cooler installed at the crematorium, stated reports.
The victim's father said that they normally got water from the crematorium's water cooler and on August 1, around 5.30 pm after they returned home from the dargah he ordered his daughter to get some water for her mother, as he had to go buy veggies.
The nine -year-old went to the get drinking water from a cooler but unfortunately never returned.
According to reports, all the accused who are well known to the girl's mother, called her up to the crematorium and showed her daughter's corpse.
Girl's mother said, "I went in and saw my kid lying there, dead." "Her lips were torn, her tongue was blue and her left arm was bruised. Her undies and shirt were wet. I couldn't stand looking at her."
According to police, the accused told the victim's mother that she was electrocuted to death and also frightened the family off from informing the police about the incident.
The accused has been identified as–Radhey Shyam (55), priest of the crematorium, Lakshmi Narayan (43), Kuldeep (63) and Salim (49).
According to police sources, all accused have been arrested and charged with gangrape, murder under sections 302, 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Cod (IPC) in addition to relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the SC/ST Act.
The police also informed that nearly 200 villagers turned up at the crematorium on Sunday night and protested until Monday evening, demanding justice for the minor girl.
Strictest punishment for the priest and other three accused have been aggressively demanded by the people.