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Two-and-half-year old girl raped, killed; accused held


Kanpur: A two-and-half-year old girl was allegedly raped and killed by a man here, following which he has been arrested today.

Kanpur SSP Shalabh Mathur said that accused Suresh, a rickshaw-puller, kidnapped the girl from her house on June 5 following which he raped her and then strangulated her to death.

Suresh then dumped the body in the bushes at Sujatganj, he said.

The body was recovered on June 6 and sent for post-mortem examination which confirmed rape, he added.

The accused, who was arrested today, has confessed to have committed the crime, Mathur said, adding, a case under relevant sections of the IPC and POCSO Act has been registered against him.

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