A 3-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered by her 16-year-old neighbor who was caught while burying the victim’s body in a pit at Narela here, police said. The girl was playing near her home when the accused picked her up while her parents had gone for work to a nearby construction site yesterday, said a senior police officer.
The accused who is a neighbour of the victim allegedly took her to a secluded place nearby and assaulted her sexually. Later, fearing that he will be caught, he strangulated the girl and was trying to bury the body in a pit when he was spotted by some passersby who caught him.
“The accused who worked as a waterproofing worker was apprehended. A case has been registered under relevant provisions of POCSO Act and IPC and accused has been sent to child correction centre,” he added.