Ghaziabad, Jan 15 (IANS) A widower and father of a six-year-old girl has been held for raping and murdering his neighbour's six-year-old daughter here, police said Tuesday.
Ravi, a painter, confessed to have killed the girl under the influence of drugs the night of Jan 9, Senior Superintendent of Police Prashant Kumar told reporters.
Kumar said Ravi had consumed calmpose tablets and when he spotted the girl, he promised to give her toffee, lured her into a field and raped her. When the girl began crying out loud, he strangulated her, smashed her face with bricks and stabbed her with a screw driver.
Ravi lived in Subhash Nagar, the locality where the girl's parents lived too and often used to come to their house.
The girl went missing Jan 9 and was found dead the next day.
Angry people of the locality blocked the national highway forcing police to use force in which about 50 people were injured. Nearly 700 people were also booked for rioting.