Panaji: Police arrested a construction worker on Tuesday for allegedly raping and brutally murdering a four-year-old girl from Mumbai's suburban Kurla area in Goa.
According to reports, the victim was on a visit to her grandfather's house to spend her summer vacation. She went missing on May 20.
On Tuesday morning, a construction worker spotted the decomposed remains of the victim's body at an under construction site in Quepem.
According to police, the accused, identified as Dipak Kumar, a labourer, is a married man and hails from Begusarai in Bihar. Police said, he has confessed to sexually abusing the girl and killing her on Sunday evening.
The minor victim was playing with other kids, when the accused offered her a chocolate and took her to an under-construction site, where he raped her, police Inspector
Santosh Desai said.
Fearing that she would reveal the incident to her grandparents, the accused later killed the girl by strangulating her and then chopped her body into pieces, Mr Desai said.
Story first published:
May 23, 2012 10:23 IST