NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Aug 24 - The man accused of rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl was arrested by Lakhimpur Police on Wednesday night four days after the incident. He has been identified as Arjun Dutta of Simaluguri, Dhalpur. Arjun confessed to his crime before the police.
On Saturday, a seven-year-old girl was found dead inside Arunachal border in Simaluguri of Lakhimpur district. She was allegedly raped and murdered. The girl went missing on Saturday while returning from school in Rajgarh Dajan under Simaluguri Police Outpost.
Her parents filed an FIR at the Simaluguri Police Outpost in the evening but the police failed to trace her. On Sunday her body was found inside the compound of a forest beat office of Arunachal Pradesh in the morning. It is believed that the girl was first brutally raped and then murdered.