Six-year-old Chulbul (name changed) was playing near her home on Wednesday evening when her neighbour's 14-year-old son lured her to watch an animated movie on TV with him and assaulted her sexuallyOn the evening of December 12, nine-year-old Naina (name changed), who was also playing outside her home in Baldeo area of Mathura district, was lured by 46-year-old Indrajeet alias 'Disco', her neighbour, with food. She was raped and strangled by the man so that she would not complain about the crime. The accused threw her body at a spot near a Yamuna expressway service lane.
In a little more than 11 months, eight districts of Agra police zone have reported close to 44 cases of rapes of minors. According to a CAG report tabled in UP assembly in August, in the period between 2010 and 2015, 59% of rape victims in the state were below 18 years of age.