New DelhiJhalwar: A seven-year-old girl was raped and strangled while playing near her home in Rajasthan's Jhalwar district, 340 km from Jaipur, reports said.
The child's body was found in a field near her house on Saturday evening. According to police, the girl was playing outside her home on Friday before she went missing. Her parents registered a complaint with police when she didn't return home.
During the search, police found her body 200 metres away from her home.
"Her body was sent for postmortem and it has been established that she was raped and strangled to death. We have formed a team to nab the accused," said Superintendent of Police (SP) Anand Sharma.
"She had a roti at around 6 in the evening and stepped out to play. My elder daughter went back inside. Later, when she went out, she couldn't find her (the 7-year-old)," the girl's father said.