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12-year-old boy detained for rape, and murder of 5-year-old girl in Jharkhand

Monday, 21 January 2013 - 4:52pm IST | Place: Jamshedpur | Agency: PTI
The incident took place in the tribal-inhabited Tonto area in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district.

A 12-year-old boy has been detained by the police on charges of rape and murder of a five-year-old girl in tribal inhabitated Tonto area in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district.

The boy, a neighbour, strangulated the girl after allegedly raping her last Saturday, Officer-in-Charge of Tonto police station, Albert Toppo said.

The body of the girl was found yesterday from a bush, Toppo said.

The boy was detained and would be produced before the juvenile court, he added.




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