An 11-year-old girl was raped and murdered by the husband of her tuition teacher and later her body thrown in a pond, police said.
The crime was committed on Saturday in Purnagiri locality under city Kotwali police station in Sitapur. The body of the victim was recovered today.
The girl, a class 6 student, had gone for tuition after her school, but did not return home prompting her family members to go to Kohena police station. But, as their complaint was not registered, they began a search on their own and found her bag and slippers near a pond.
Later, when police arrived, her body was found in a sack submerged in the water. CO (City) Ram Snehi Yadav said the tuition teacher’s husband Rohit Gupta (30) has been arrested. Rohit later admitted that he had rape and strangulated the girl to death, Yadav said.
The body has been sent for postmortem. SP Sitapur Soumitra Yadav suspended 3 policemen — Kohena police station incharge Alok Dhiman, night officer Kotwali Tanvendra Singh and constable Darshan – for their casual approach.