Bhopal: Accused sent to judicial custody for a day

Bhopal: A special court here on Tuesday sent a man accused of raping and killing an eight-year-old girl to judicial custody for a day.

The accused was produced before Special Judge Suresh Singh by Kamla Nagar police, said Sudha Vijay Singh Bhadoriya, Special Public Prosecutor for the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

He was arrested from Mortakka village in Khandwa on Monday morning for raping and smothering the minor girl in Kamla Nagar area here in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

The girl went missing after she came out of her house on Saturday evening to make a purchase, and her body was found near a drain in the area on Sunday morning.

The SPP on Monday said that the court was informed that the police was ready to file a charge sheet in the case by Wednesday. The accused has been booked under sections 363, 366, 376, 377, 364, 302 and 201 of the IPC and section ¾ of POCSO Act.

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