Man arrested for raping, killing minor in Punjab

September 22nd, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Phillaur (Punjab), Sep 22 (IANS) A 45-year-old man was arrested on charges of raping and murdering a 10-year-old girl in Punjab, the police said.Madan Lal, father of five children, was arrested by the railway police Monday in Phillaur, some 20 km from Ludhiana, after his neighbour Pawan Kumar complained to the Punjab police that his daughter was missing.

Kumar told the police that Lal first came to his house here Sunday night while he (Kumar) was away. He attempted to rape Kumar’s wife but she freed herself and ran from the house to get help.

When she and others came back, they discovered that Lal was not there and her daughter was also missing. The minor girl was sleeping with two other siblings when Lal picked her up and took her away.

After a night-long search, the police found Lal near the bus stand here. He told police officials that he had raped the minor girl and later strangled her to death near a railway track.

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