Ballia: The local police Sunday arrested a person days after the blood-stained body of a 15-year-old girl was found behind a polytechnic hostel, officials said.
They said the accused was in a relationship with the deceased.
Additional Superintendent of Police Sanjay Yadav said the Dalit girl’s body was found behind the polytechnic hostel premises in Bansdih police station area on May 23.
He said the accused allegedly killed her as she was exerting pressure on him to marry her.
A country-made pistol and live cartridges were also recovered from him, Yadav added.
Arrests in Fatehpur for alleged rape, murder of 12-year-old girl
Two people were arrested here on Sunday for allegedly raping and murdering a 12-year-old girl, police said.
The minor had gone missing from home on June 2 and her body was found in a well two days later, Superintendent of Police Satpal said.
He said a post-mortem examination of the victim confirmed rape and then murder by throttling.
The SP said one of the accused confessed to the crime.
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