Three teenage boys aged 15 and 16 from Katsina State have killed a 13-year-old girl by drowning after they had gang-raped her.
Operatives of the Katsina State Police Command arrested the trio for gang-raping and drowning the girl in a pond in the state on August 14.
The command spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, who paraded the boys before newsmen, said:
“On Friday 14th 2020 around 3:45pm, based on the tip off, the command succeeded in arresting the trio.
“All from Danmusa town, they allegedly conspired, attacked and gang raped a 13-year-old girl from Dutsen-Dadi village in Danmusa Local Government Area in their farmland on August 14, 2020.
“The suspects are Mubarak Lawan 16, Anas Ibrahim, 15 and Aliyu Mika, 15; all from Danmusa local government,” he said.
Isah added that after raping the victim, they pushed her into a nearby pond, as a result of which, she drowned.
He said the victim’s body was later discovered and taken to Danmusa Hospital, where she was confirmed dead.
The spokesman confirmed that the suspects have all confessed to committing the crime.