One arrested after rape, murder of girl

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Ghaziabad, April 4 (IANS) Two men were involved in the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl here in Uttar Pradesh and one of them has been arrested, police said on Tuesday.

Police arrested Shakti Khan at Indirapuram on a tip. He admitted to his involvement in the crime, Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar told the media here.

The officer said Khan admitted that he and Afroz raped the girl before Afroz murdered her. A court has sent Khan to judicial custody.

The girl, who went missing on Friday, was found dead in a house under construction on Saturday night.

Afroz was a tenant of the girl’s family but had been asked to vacate his accommodation. Residents said Afroz shifted to a nearby house but held a grudge against the family.

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