Hyderabad, Sep 19: With the arrest of a youth, police claimed on Monday to have solved the mystery behind the brutal murder of a girl whose body was found on the city outskirts on Sunday.
Cyberabad West police on Monday arrested the accused after scanning CCTV visuals, in which he was on a motorbike with the burka-clad girl riding pillion.
Both the accused and the victim hailed from old city of Hyderabad. The victim was a ninth standard student and resident of Chandrayangutta, sources said.
The accused is suspected to have sexually assaulted the girl before strangulating her. He had also smashed her face with a boulder. Her hands were found tied.
Police were investigating if the accused acted alone or whether others were involved.
The girl's body was found on Sunday evening near Gandipet lake under Narsingi police station, which falls under the limits of Cyberabad West police commissionerate.