Five-yr-old raped, killed in Ludhiana; neighbour held
Ludhiana, A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by a 22-year-old migrant labourer in a drunken state at Jandiali village in Focal Point today.
The suspect, identified as Arvinder Yadav, has been putting up at a common place where migrants live together in separate rooms. Both the suspect and the victim are natives of UP.
Additional DCP IV Prithvi Pal said the incident took place around 1.30 pm today when the girl and her a year-and-a-half-old brother were sleeping with their mother at their place. The suspect allegedly walked into their room and took the girl to his room where he raped her. Arvinder then allegedly strangled her to death. Later, he locked the room and left.
The girl’s mother woke up around 3 pm and raised the alarm on finding the girl missing. She also informed her husband. Hearing her shrieks, neighbours gathered there and started searching the girl.
The ADCP said to hoodwink the police and the girl’s family, the suspect joined people in searching the victim.
“People found Arvinder’s room locked and questioned him on this. Initially, he tried to divert their attention. However, people took the keys from him. They opened the room and found the body,” the ADCP said. The suspect was nabbed and handed over to the police. Arvinder has been booked for the rape and murder of the five-year-old girl.
Source : The Tribune