Patiala police today claimed to solve the murder case of 13-year-old student, who was allegedly raped and murdered while returning from coaching class on Monday, with the arrest of a migrant labourer.
Her body was found in the fields with severe injury marks on the head. A case of rape and murder was registered. The accused hit the girl with brick on her head and face to conceal her identity.
Medical board of doctors, conducted the postmortem at Civil Hospital, Malekotla and vicera was sent to the forensic lab for examination.
The girl, who lived in Gaura village of the district, had gone for tuition and when she did not return, her family informed police after which a search was launched. During the search, the family located the cycle of girl on a kutcha road in between the fields and her body was found after a brief search in the fileds.
The murder was committed when girl left the house of a class mate at 6.00 PM after attending tuition. The residence of the girl is in agricultural fields, where only few residence are built and accused finding her alone committed the crime.