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Man arrested for sexually assaulting, murdering minor girl

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault and of a four-year-old girl in northwest Delhi's Keshavpuram area, police said today.

Amarjeet alias Chup Ram (25) was friends with the victim's father and had allegedly consumed with him on November 20, the day of the incident. He is a native of and had been staying near the victim's shanty for the last three to four years, a senior police officer said.

The accused lured the girl on the pretext of giving her sweets. He then sexually assaulted the victim before smothering her. The girl's body was found near the railway tracks in the wee hours of November 21, the officer said.

The accused is married and has a four-year-old daughter. He was arrested last evening after tracing his mobile location to Bawana industrial area, he said.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 19:33 IST