Raipur: A wedding ceremony turned horrific for an 11-year-old girl in Chhattisgarh’s Kabirdham after she was allegedly raped and murdered by a man on who came there to attend the function. Uttam Sahu, the 25-year-old accused, has been arrested, said Lal Umed Singh, Superintendent of Police. The incident happened on Wednesday night in the district.
Sahu lured the girl away from the village and then raped and killed her by smashing her head with a stone, Singh said. The victim was related to the bridegroom, he said.
After committing the crime, Sahu, a resident of nearby Rehauta village, returned and joined the wedding, he said. When the girl did not return home, a search was launched for her and it came to light that she was last seen with Sahu.
The body was found near a canal yesterday after which police questioned Sahu, who admitted to the crime, Singh said. He has been arrested on charges of murder and rape, he added.