A man, who allegedly raped and killed a five-year-old girl in Ghaziabad last week has been arrested by the police, an official said. The girl’s dead body was discovered on the roof a house, stuffed in a bag in Ghaziabad, the police said. The heinous incident took place on August 2. The girl was missing since Thursday and her father had lodged a missing report at the Khoda police station, Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna said.
The dead body was discovered the next day in a bag on the terrace of his elder brother’s house, the official said.
Police acting on a tip-off, arrested the man on Wednesday. He has been identified as Deepak Singh, a taxi driver, the SSP said.
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Singh used to live in the same area as that of the minor girl and the incident occurred when his wife had gone for a short vacation to her parental house, the police said.
On finding the girl alone, Singh brutally raped her and after she raised an alarm, he strangled her to death, the SSP said.
Singh thought he would be out of any suspicion as he helped the police squad during the search for the girl, Krishna added.
Meanwhile, the post-mortem has confirmed that the minor was raped before being strangled to death and he now has been sent to jail under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act, the SSP said.
(With inputs from PTI)