Police on Friday arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the rape and murder of a five-year- old girl in Damerakunta village in Telangana's Karimnagar district last month (in India).
Venkata Swamy, who was a neighbor of the girl in the village, allegedly committed the crime on February 27, said Karimnagar SP D Joel Davis.
The parents found the girl’s body under a wooden basket in his house. The police visited the village and shifted the body to Godavarikhani area hospital for post-mortem.
Swamy has been remanded in judicial custody.
Telangana state police is conducting further investigation into the incident.