Five days after he allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered a seven-year-old woman from a ceramic manufacturing facility in Morbi, a migrant employee from Jharkhand was arrested by police from the manufacturing facility premises Saturday.
The 27-year-old accused, a widower, was employed on the similar manufacturing facility the place the woman’s dad and mom, who’re from Madhya Pradesh, are working. He had allegedly lured the kid with a chocolate earlier than brutalising her, police stated.
“He took the girl to a place away from the factory, so that no one could hear her cries for help. After sexually assaulting the child, he killed her fearing that people would come to know about his crime,” Subodh Odedra, Superintendent of Police, Morbi, stated.
Police tracked his motion utilizing CCTV digital camera footage, Odedra stated. “After questioning other workers at the factory, we identified the accused,” he added.
A police officer investigating the case stated the accused has been working in ceramic factories in Morbi for the final seven years. “His wife died in 2017 due to some illness. He has a girl, around seven years old, and a younger son,” the officer added.
The minor had gone lacking on January 18 and the Morbi police had registered a case of kidnapping the next day. Her physique was recovered from a abandoned place at a long way from the manufacturing facility premises Thursday, police stated.
The accused was produced in a neighborhood courtroom after he examined adverse for Covid-19 and was despatched to judicial custody. “Now, we shall file an application in the court to seek his police remand,” the investigating officer stated.