A man wanted in the case of the rape and murder of a six-year old girl in Saidabad area of Hyderabad, was found dead on a railway track in Jangaon district on Thursday, Telangana Director General of Police M Mahendar Reddy tweeted.
The accused was identified after the verification of identification marks on the body, he said.
"The accused of "Child Sexual Molestation and murder @ Singareni Colony, found dead on the railway track, in the limits of #StationGhanpurPoliceStation. Declared after the verification of identification marks on deceased body," Reddy tweeted.
#AttentionPlease : The accused of "Child Sexual Molestation and murder @ Singareni Colony, found dead on the railway track, in the limits of #StationGhanpurPoliceStation.
Declared after the verification of identification marks on deceased body. pic.twitter.com/qCPLG9dCCE
— DGP TELANGANA POLICE (@TelanganaDGP) September 16, 2021
A senior police official from Janagaon said the body with head injuries was found on the track in Station Ghanpur and the police reached the spot after some locals noticed a body on the track at around 9.45 am.
The police suspect that the 30-year old P Raju, the accused, must have committed suicide by jumping before a running train, the official said.
The news of the death comes two days after Telangana minister Malla Reddy had said the accused “will be killed in an encounter".
“We will catch the rapist and murderer. There will be an encounter after he is caught," Reddy had told reporters in Hyderabad.
The girl was raped and murdered allegedly by a man in a neighbouring house at Saidabad on the evening of 9 September.
The incident triggered protests by residents of the locality who had raised slogans and demanded justice and quick arrest of the culprit.
With inputs from PTI