Hoskote: A 20-year-old man was arrested today for the alleged rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl near Hoskote on the outskirts of the city on February 5.
“We arrested a 20-year-old man today at Mutthahalli after keeping track of his movements, based on the sketches and information gathered from eyewitnesses,” Bengaluru Rural
The accused, Ambareesh, is a native of Chalappanhalli village near Hoskote and is a construction labourer, he said.
Bhanot said the man had confessed to having raped the girl on February 5 during the day in a car shed near her house and choking her to death while committing the crime.
Police had obtained CCTV footage from a nearby shop,which showed a man with the girl.
The parents of the girl, who was a class two student, are from Hubballi and had come to the city in search of work.
The incident took place on Thursday and the victim was found dead in a car shed.