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UP Horror: Man rapes, murders ten-year-old girl

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 August 2021, 15:03 IST

In a horrifying incident reported from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district, A 35-year-old man was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping and killing a 10-year-old girl, police said.

The incident occurred on Monday when the accused visited his sisters for Rakshabandhan, Superintendent of Police, Vineet Jaiswal said.

The accused was known to the girl as he had been visiting his two sisters who are married in the same neighbourhood as the victim. He had lived as a tenant for six months in the area,? Police said.

On the day of the crime, he got intoxicated and inticed the girl to go with him, the officer said.

The victim’s dead body was found near a canal on Monday and an FIR has been registered on the basis of a complaint by the victims family, the officer said.

A detailed post-mortem report is yet to be received, the district police chief said, adding the confirmation of rape would be established after that.

He said the accused, a local resident, has a criminal record with at least 11 FIRs lodged against him in UP’s Hathras and other parts of state in cases of dacoity, theft, liquor and drug peddling, etc.

The FIR in the mattter has been filed at the Hathras Junction police station and further legal proceedings are underway, he added.

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First published: 27 August 2021, 15:03 IST