Mathura, Dec 14: One person was arrested from Hathkauli village here for raping and murdering a nine-year- old girl, police said today. Indrajit, who is in his 40's, kidnapped and raped the girl, who was his neighbour, on Monday, SSP Mohit Gupta said.
Indrajit has confessed to his crime, SSP said, adding that he was arrested near Hathkauli village falling under Baldeo police station.
Indrajit confessed to his crime before the press, saying, "After alluring the girl I took her to a mustard field near Yamuna Expressway and murdered her, after raping her."
SSP Gupta said that the accused was earlier trying to dodge the police by pretending to help in the girl's search operation, but when he suddenly disappeared, police became suspicious of his involvement.