India minor rape protests
In this file photo, people participate in a protest against rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, in Amritsar, India. Image Credit: Gulf News

Indore: Police in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have arrested a person accused of raping and murdering a 4-year-old girl.

According to a statement issued by the police, the accused, Ankit, had snatched the minor girl, who was sleeping with her mother and father in front of Sai Mandir (temple) at approximately 11 pm on December 1.

The CCTV footage from the area showed him running away with the child in his arms.

After running away with the minor, the accused had taken her to a dilapidated building located in the vicinity and raped her.

Frightened by the cries of the minor, the accused had then murdered the child by strangling her neck. The accused confessed his crime in front of the police.