Dehra Dun: A six-year-old girl was allegedly
raped and murdered by a labourer in Udhamsingh Nagar district,
triggering protest among the locals, police said today.
Shaukat Ali, a labourer, has been arrested in connection
with the case, they said.
The incident happened when the girl went to a shop in
Kashipur area on Saturday evening and did not return. When her
family members failed to trace her, they lodged a complaint in
this regard, they said.
Her body was noticed by some children yesterday at the
bank of Dhela river here, triggering protests among the
residents who gheraoed the local police station demanding
arrest of the accused.
During interrogation, the accused told police that he took
away the girl to a nearby jungle and raped her. Later, he
killed the girl and hid her body near Dhela river, they said.