A 9-year-old girl was allegedly raped and then killed by a murder accused who is out on a bail in Sanganer area here, police said on Thursday.
The accused identified as Suraj Jatav (22) took the girl, who was playing outside her house, to a secluded place near Agriculture Research Institute, Durgapura on Monday on the pretext of getting her snacks, and killed her after raping her, deputy commissioner of police (East) Kunwar Rasthradeep said.
When the girl did not return till late night, her parents informed the police and a search was initiated, he said, adding, Suraj was suspected as he was roaming around when the girl was playing with other kids.
During interrogation he accepted to have committed the crime.
The accused is a resident of Uttar Pradesh and worked at a local textile printing unit.
The body was exhumed and handed over to the parents after post-mortem. A case under POCSO Act and IPC 302 has been registered against Jatav. The accused produced in court on Thursday and sent to jail, said the DCP. He added that accused has a criminal history and was out on bail in a murder case.