A gurdwara priest (granthi) first attempted to rape a 16-year-old girl in Sikri village here and then allegedly killed her on Sunday.
The incident came to light in the evening after the girl’s parents found the girl’s body lying in a pool of blood inside the bathroom of the gurdwara.
Begowal station house officer (SHO) Parminder Singh said that Arshdeep Kaur went to the gurdwara in the morning, but did not return home.
Following this, family members launched a hunt to trace the girl and in the evening, they found the girl’s body in the gurdwara.
The SHO said that the footage of the CCTV camera, installed in the premises of the gurdwara, showed that Bhupinder Singh tried to rape her. When she opposed him and started crying, he strangulated her and attacked her with a sharp-edged weapon. The accused has been arrested.