Shirdi: A 32-year-old man, earlier acquitted in the case of rape and murdering a minor, has been arrested for a similar offence.

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Suresh Salve, the accused, had kidnapped a 9-year-old girl from Ahmednagar area and killed her after raping her. The Shirdi police arrested him on Saturday from Manmad railway station after which he was sent to five-day police custody by the district court.

Earlier in 2003, Suresh was acquitted for raping and murdering another minor at Sinnar in Nashik district. He was freed from jail before completion of his jail term on the grounds of good behaviour.

JPN/Bureau

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