Indore: The nation is still mourning the brutal rape and murder of 8 year old child in Kathua, here is yet another incident of brutality with a minor. This time it was a 4 month old child from baby, who was raped and murdered in the historic Rajwada area in the wee hours of Thursday. The infant’s body was found in the basement area of the heritage Shiv Vilas Palace, blood smears on the stairs telling a horror story.

Hardened policemen were nearly moved to tears as they conducted a preliminary examination of the ravaged body and carried it away in a little bundle. A suspect, a member of the family, is in custody.

What happened with the child?

The baby was sleeping with her family on a porch outside Rajwada, when she was abducted. The culprit took the infant right under the nose of patrolling policemen.

CCTV footage shows a man arriving in a cycle, picking up the girl and moving towards to a commercial complex built on a portion of Shiv Vilas Palace around 4.45am. He is seen returning to the spot alone.

Around 11.30am, the body was found barely 100m behind a statue of Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar, Indore’s legendary 18th Century ruler. AA sho assistant first identified the baby.

Policefound blood all over the basement area, including smears on a staircase leading upstairs to the ground floor.

The post-mortem report indicated that the child died due to the head injury and was sexually assaulted before death.

The police have arrested the suspected culprit and are interesting him.