40-year-old held for abducting, killing eight-year-old girl

Gurugram, Dec 21 (IANS) The Crime Branch of Gurugram police has arrested a 40-year-old Nepali man for abducting and killing an eight-year-old girl, police said on Wednesday.

The Crime Branch of Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) unit has arrested Tika Ram from Punjab’s Barnala for allegedly kidnapping a minor girl from Gurugram’s Baas Kusla village.

According to the police accused Tika Ram abducted the daughter of his neighbour Rajender Kumar on the night of July 27.

The police said the accused took the minor to an isolated plot in the area and tried to sexually assault her but the girl started crying.

To avoid arrest, as he was known to the minor’s family, he strangled her and abandoned the body.

The police said the accused was arrested on the basis of technical evidence and was produced before a court which remanded him in police custody.

“We are grilling the accused Tika Ram,” a senior police officer said.