A three-year-old minor girl was allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered by a teenager at suburban Goregoan in Mumbai on Sunday, police said.
The victim, along with her five-year-old sister, was watching the Ganesh immersion festivities from near her building on Sunday evening when the accused Babloo Gupta (18), abducted the girl and took her to a nearby secluded spot where he raped her, they said.
When family-members of the victim realised that she was missing, they started searching for her and later approached two constables, who were in the vicinity.
The constables, who too started looking for the victim, were informed by a man that he had heard the cries of a girl from a nearby parking stand, police said.
When the two policemen reached the place, they saw Gupta walking from there with blood stains on his body and began questioning him.
Police later found the victim lying below a truck with injuries to her head and private parts. The girl was taken to a local hospital but she succumbed to her injuries.
According to police, Gupta, who has been arrested, was a resident of the same locality. He had a past criminal record and had been sent to a children's remand home earlier, they added.