AGRA: One person has been arrested for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, whose body was found in Agra on Saturday.
The accused, a second-year law student, was “intoxicated when he committed the crime”, said the police.
The half-naked body of the minor girl was found on Agra college grounds on Saturday morning. Later, the autopsy report confirmed sexual assault and death due to strangulation.
The victim reportedly lived on the footpath with her parents near St John’s College in Agra.
The college had held a book fair on the grounds, where the body was recovered.
Based on CCTV footages and eyewitnesses account, the police arrested the law student.
“The accused has been arrested. He was intoxicated when he committed the crime,” said MC Gautam, SHO Hariparwat area.