A seven-year-old girl was raped and strangled to death in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar area, police said.
The incident took place on Friday when the girl was coming from a Guru Purnima event.
The family of the girl registered a case on Saturday morning. Her body was found 200 meters away from home.
“Her body was sent for postmortem and it has been established that she was raped and strangled to death. We have formed a team to nab the accused,” said Superintendent of Police (SP) Anand Sharma.
This is the second rape against registered in Jhalawar in last five months.
In February earlier this year, a six-year-girl, who had gone missing from outside her home, was found murdered in an agriculture field. During that time, police said the victim was murdered after rape.