Bengaluru: A 20-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for the alleged rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl near Hoskote on the outskirts of the city on February 5.
"We arrested a 20-year-old man today at Mutthahalli after keeping track of his movements, based on the sketches and information gathered from eyewitnesses," Bengaluru Rural District Superintendent of Police Ramesh Bhanot said.
The accused, Ambareesh, is a native of Chalappanhalli village near Hoskote and is a construction labourer, he said.
Bhanot said the man had confessed to having raped the girl on February 5 during the day in a car shed near her house and choking her to death while committing the crime.
Police had obtained CCTV footage from a nearby shop,which showed a man with the girl.
The parents of the girl, who was a class two student, are from Hubballi and had come to the city in search of work.