Minor raped and murdered in Dehradun

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.