BHOPAL: A four-year-old tribal girl allegedly sexually assaulted and killed by a man living next door in Manawar area, 90 km from the district headquarters.
The accused, identified as 25-year-old Karan, lured the girl to a deserted place where he allegedly raped her.
The police official said that after raping the girl, the accused smashed her head with a stone so as to destroy evidence and to make it difficult to identify the victim.
The girl's body was found in the forest about 500 metres from her home, the official said.
"We rushed to spot and after investigation, we rounded up Karan who has confessed to the crime," said Superintendent of Police Virendra Singh.
The body has been sent for post-mortem to Indore and further investigations were underway, Singh added.