Agartala: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by a youth at Chelagang in Gomati district, police said on Saturday.

The girl was abducted from the premises of a temple by 28-year-old Sanjit Saha when her father had gone to a nearby place leaving her alone on Thursday.

She was taken to an adjacent jungle where she was raped and killed. Later, her body was dumped in a septic tank, police said. Her body was traced by local villagers along with the Tripura State Rifles jawans on Friday.

The jawans, who joined the villagers in their search from a local camp, detained Saha who admitted his crime. Angry villagers ransacked the house of Saha. IG, Police Control, Nepal Das said Saha has been arrested.


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