Jaipur: Rajasthan police have arrested one person for his alleged involvement in the brutal rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Rajasthan’s Tonk district.
The accused person, identified as 38-year-old Mahendra alias Dholiya, was arrested by Tonk district’s Aligarh police.
The accused, Mahendra, allegedly perpetrated the crime under the influence of alcohol. He is currently being interrogated by the police.
The incident took place on Saturday according to the police. The body of the minor was later found near bushes in a remote area near her village Khetadi. Liquor bottles, snacks, and bloodstains were also found at the spot, police officials said.
According to the police, there was a sports competition at the girl’s school on Saturday and she went missing after that.
The girl had gone to school on Saturday and did not return till late. Her family members started looking for her and found the body at an isolated place in Kheldi village of Aligarh town, police said.
Prima facie, the girl was raped and strangulated to death. The body has been shifted to the district hospital for postmortem, SHO of Aligarh Police Station, Ram Krishan, said. He said efforts are on to identify and arrest the accused.
As per information, the six-year-old minor girl had been strangulated to death using her own belt, which was a part of her school uniform.