The 29-year old man, identified as Birbal Tanti, was arrested for rape and murder of a 6-year-old girl in Namsai. The body of accused found near a stream.
The Namsai police on Tuesday arrested one Birbal Tanti (29) from a tea garden in Chongkham for the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl.
According to media report, the incident took place between 15 and 16 September, and the parents filed a complaint with the police last Thursday, after discovering the body.
The body of the child was found near a stream by a fisherman, who then informed the parents, who also work as tea garden labourers.
it is suspected that the child has undergone sexual assault. However, we are yet to receive medical reports of the same,” police sources said.
However the accused admitted to the crime during interrogation and a case has been registered against him at the Chongkham police station.
The police later handed over the body to the family, and the last rites have been conducted.