Criminal wanted for girl’s rape & murder arrested | Allahabad News


Prayagraj: A wanted criminal, who had allegedly raped and murdered a minor girl, was arrested after an encounter near Malaq Muinuddinpur village under Puramufti police station limits in Kaushambi early on Friday.
The accused, identified as Rajesh Pasi alias Hero, a resident of Malaq Muinuddinpur, was injured during the exchange of fire.
Police said Rajesh has many criminal cases pending against him.
He was shot in his right leg and is undergoing treatment at Manjhanpur district hospital in Kaushambi.
Police said that a 17-year-old girl had gone to a nearby field on Thursday afternoon but did not return to her house till late night.
When the girl did not return, the worried family members searched for her but all in vein.
On Friday morning, the villagers noticed a suspicious youth who was trying to flee from the village. Upon being alerted, a team of kKushambi police rushed to the spot and had an exchange of fire with the suspect.
Police said that injured criminal confessed to have killed the minor girl in a bid to conceal the identity and later hid her body inside shrubs.
Inspector (Puramufti) said, “We were tipped off that Rajesh was spotted near a field near the village. A team of Puramufti police station cordoned off the area and arrested him after an encounter.” The body of the girl had been sent to postmortem examination.
Police also recovered a 0.315 bore country-made pistol and two live cartridges from him.
Police said that the accused was wanted in connection with several other cases.

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