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Man arrested for raping 5-yr-old girl

Press Trust of India  |  Ghaziabad 

The police have arrested a man who allegedly raped and killed a five-year-old girl last week here, an said.

The girl's body was found stuffed in a bag on the roof of a house in a locality here, police said.

The incident took place on August 2.

of Police said the girl was missing since Thursday and her father had lodged a missing report at the station.

The next day, her body was found in a gunny bag on the terrace of his elder brother's house, the said.

Following a tip-off, the man was arrested today. He has been identified as Deepak Singh, a taxi driver, the SSP said.

He used to live in the same area as that of the girl. The incident occurred when his wife had gone to her parental house, police said.

Finding the girl alone, Singh raped her. He strangulated her to death after she raised an alarm, the SSP said.

During the search for the girl, he too participated so that he is out of suspicion. Post mortem has confirmed that the girl was raped before strangulation, Krishna said.

Deepak has been sent to jail under relevant sections of the IPC and POCSO Act, the SSP said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 01:20 IST
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