Man arrested for raping and  killing 7-year-old niece

Mayurbhanj: A person was arrested on charges of raping and killing his seven-year-old niece in Mayurbhanj district, said police today. 

The accused has been identified as Ramesh Chandra Dehuri.

According to reports, the minor was alone when the accused visited her house on Saturday morning. Her family members had gone to the polling booth to exercise their franchise. 

Taking advantage of the situation, the accused allegedly lured her to an isolated place and raped her. Later,  he strangled her to death.

When the girl’s family returned home in the afternoon, they did not find her anywhere and launched a frantic search for her. Later, they spotted the girl’s naked body in an isolated place. When they inquired about how the little girl could reach the place, villagers told them that they had seen Dehuri taking her to the isolated place.

The Kulian police registered a case under Sections 376(AB), 302 IPC, and POCSO Act and arrested the accused.