ROURKELA: Sundargarh police on Thursday arrested a 36-year-old married man, Sanjib Kerketta, for allegedly kidnapping, raping and killing a four-year-old-girl.
Police said the victim is the youngest daughter of a widow who resides with her son and three daughters in town police station area.
The man sexually assaulted her when the woman's other three children had gone to their neighbours house to watch television and she was with her.
Around 10 pm, the accused entered her house and forcibly lifted her. The woman tried to save her daughter, but in vain.
On Saturday morning, the woman lodged a complaint with Town police station. Police after registering a kidnapping case had started searching for the girl.
On Tuesday night, police recovered the body from an under construction house near a rice mill at Dengibadi when people informed it about a foul smell.
During interrogation, Sanjib Kerketta confessed to the crime, said N Kanoria, SP (Sundargarh).
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