He chopped off her hands and head.
Shortly after being released from prison, where he spent four years for raping an eight-year-old in 2012, Saleem raped and murdered a ten-year-old in Uttar Pradesh, chopping off her hands and head.
Saleem, 22, and his cousin Junaid, an accomplice in the crime, are on the run, The Times of India reported today, but his father and wife have been arrested.
The 10-year-old girl, who lived in Kameri tehsil of Bareilly, had gone out on Sunday evening to buy a notebook. While the exact details are not clear yet, Saleem’s father also appears to be involved in his horrific crime or at least in its cover up. The girl’s mother claimed that she saw Saleem, his father, and Junaid, packing her daughter’s body parts in plastic bags.
When locals broke into Saleem’s house, they found his father sitting on a cot with the girl’s disfigured body lying underneath, wrapped in a cloth.
All four are booked under several sections of the Indian Penal Code and the National Security Act.