Six-year-old girl found bound in secluded forest

2015-02-24 00:00

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl was found bound and bloodied between heaps of leaves and rubbish in a secluded forest near Woodlands, off Otto’s Bluff Road, yesterday.

Passers-by spotted the small girl, who was found naked from the waist down, splayed across twigs and plastic bags, just after 4 pm.

A Woodlands resident, who would not be named, said she saw a contact number on the girl’s school bag and alerted her parents.

The girl is believed to be from ­Sweetwaters.

Anxious residents gathered at the scene to catch glimpses of the child and share news about what had happened.

Talking quietly among one another, one said there had been three similar incidents in the same area in the past.

“These trees should be cut down so this never happens again. We are tired of this in our area,” she said.

When The Witness tried to contact the family of the little girl, all that could be heard over the phone were the ­anguished sobs of the girl’s mother in the background.

The family refused to speak to ­reporters about the girl.

A police source who could not be named alleged that the young girl had been bound, raped, stabbed in the neck and then thrown into the secluded ­forest to die.

He said the family had not known the girl was missing until they were alerted to her discovery in the secluded forest.



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