A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped before being strangled to death last night at Alampur Mandra village in Mansa district.The police have arrested Kala Ram Baazigar (40), a relative of the victim. The accused, a resident of Haryana, allegedly abducted the girl from a marriage function in the village. The police claimed that he took her to a field about 8 km away and raped her.“We have arrested the accused under Section 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder) of the IPC and sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act,” said SP (Headquarters) Rakesh Kumar. He added that the police were probing whether the girl was gangraped, as claimed by Kala Ram. He said the accused and the victim’s father were labourers.
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