Youth held for rape and murder of two-year-old girl

Youth held for rape and murder of two-year-old girl

A two–year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by her 20-year-old neighbour at Indira Nagar locality here, police said today.

The accused, Ravi Ghumare, lured the child, who was playing outside her house, to his room on the pretext of offering her ice cream and sexually assaulted her. He then strangulated the victim, they said.

Ghumare, who was arrested last night following the crime, has been remanded to ten-day police custody.

The incident came to light when the girl did not return to her house, following which her parents informed the police.

A complaint has been lodged in Kadim Jalna police station and further investigations are on.

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