Guwahati News Desk: A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing a minor girl after a failed rape attempt on Wednesday, police said.
The officials further added that the victim’s body of the 12-year-old girl was exhumed from a pit in the arrestee’s house on Tuesday, days after it was buried.
The accused, identified as Harendra, was arrested from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
The girl had gone missing on February 25 from her home in the Anoopshahr area of the district after which an FIR was lodged on the complaint received from her father on February 28.
Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police Santosh Kumar Singh said, “In his complaint, the girl’s father had raised suspicion over the accused. The body was buried in a pit in the courtyard of the accused’s house and has been exhumed. He killed her and buried the body,”
“On the day of the incident, when she went to his house for drinking water, the accused confessed that he was inebriated. He tried to rape the girl but she started screaming and he choked her to death,” Singh said, adding the accused had absconded after the incident.
“We were on the lookout for him. Today, around 7.30 am, he was tracked and arrested from Shimla,” the SSP said.
According to the police, the accused lived alone in the house and the girl knew him and would sometimes visit his house to drink water.
The accused told the police that he worked as a labourer in Delhi and had come home three days prior to the incident.