Tribune News Service
Patiala, November 27
A three-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her maternal uncle at Tej Bagh Colony here today.
The suspect has been identified as Pankaj Bansal.
The police said Bansal earlier served as the Sub Divisional Officer (SDO), Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL).
The suspect fled the spot after committing the crime, but was arrested in the evening, said the police.
Superintendent of Police Harpal Singh said a case was registered against Bansal under Section 302 of the IPC and investigation was on to ascertain the motive behind the crime.
The police said the 35-year-old Bansal allegedly killed his niece with an ice pick.
Senior police officials informed that the suspect stabbed the girl at least 30 times. The police said the girl had visited her maternal home along with her parents on Wednesday and was reportedly attacked by her maternal uncle when her parents had gone to a hospital for the medical checkup of her maternal grandfather.
On her return from the hospital, the mother of the three-year-old found her daughter injured with multiple injury marks on her body, said the police.
The girl was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.
The police said the suspect was unmarried and was probably harbouring some grudge against her sister and victim’s mother.
“We will grill him in detail to know the actual reason behind the crime,” said Patiala SSP HS Bhullar.
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