Truck driver held for rape, mur­der of 6-yr-old in Raj

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Front Page -

JAIPUR: The Ra­jasthan Po­lice on Mon­day ar­rested a 39-year-old truck driver who al­legedly raped and killed a six-year-old girl in Tonk on Sun­day.

Tonk su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Adarsh Sid­dhu said that the ac­cused, iden­ti­fied as Ma­hen­dra alias Dholiya, was ar­rested from Uniara, around 20 km from the vil­lage where the girl resided.

The body of the girl — a Class 1 stu­dent — was spot­ted by some vil­lagers in the bushes in a re­mote area of a vil­lage in Ali

garh town in Tonk district. The lo­cals then in­formed the po­lice, who rushed to the spot with a foren­sics team. Empty liquor bot­tles were also re­cov­ered from the spot.

The body of the six-year-old, al­legedly raped and stran­gled to death with her school belt, was found a day af­ter she went miss­ing. Dholiya, who works as a truck driver, was known to the girl as he lived in the same vil­lage, the SP said. On Satur­day, as the girl was ex­it­ing her school, Dholiya lured her to an iso­lated spot on the con­text of giv­ing her a tof­fee. He then sex­u­ally assaulted her, Sid­dhu said. Dholiya al­legedly com­mit­ted the crime un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol. He will be pro­duced be­fore a lo­cal court on Tues­day, the SP said.

“See­ing the se­ri­ous­ness of the crime, special teams were formed to nab the ac­cused. Dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the team iden­ti­fied the ac­cused through var­i­ous ev­i­dence col­lected from the spot and nabbed him,” said Sid­dhu. As per the pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the na­ture of in­jury in­di­cates that the mi­nor was raped and then stran­gled to death with the school belt that she was wear­ing, said Ram Kr­is­han, SHO, Ali­garh po­lice sta­tion.

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