Soldier rapes, kills girl (Lead, correcting headline)

June 8th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Kanpur, June 8 (IANS) A soldier raped a high school student in an Uttar Pradesh village and then shot her dead when she was about to expose him, police said Friday.

Arvind Yadav assaulted the victim in Jahangeerpur in Ramabai Nagar district Thursday, leaving her unconscious in a field.

When she regained consciousness and went home to narrate the incident, the assailant barged into her house and shot her from point blank range, police said.

Superintendent of Police Rakesh Pradhan told IANS that the soldier, posted at Naseerabad in Rajasthan, had been arrested.

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