Neemuch (MP): In a gruesome incident, a seven-year old girl was allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered by her cousin at Malhagarh town in the neighbouring Mandsaur district, the police said on Tuesday.

The culprit, Honey Othwal (18), the son of the victim's paternal uncle, was subsequently arrested by the police on Monday at Malhargarh town, located about 25 km from Neemuch, in Mandsaur.

During interrogation, Honey told the police that he committed the offence on Monday in an inebriated condition and then threw the victim's body in a water tank after choking her to death.

The victim had come from Mandsaur to Malhargarh to spend time with her grandparents when the incident took place.

After the incident, angry residents gathered at the local police station and demanded that the accused be handed over to them.

The post mortem of the deceased established rape, the police said, adding that that the accused would be booked under relevant sections of IPC.


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