Gurgaon: A 21-year-old man was arrested for the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl residing in his neighbourhood, police said on Tuesday.
Prashant Singh, a resident of Nalanda in West Bengal, living in Sec-88 Labour Colony under the Sec-10 police station jurisdiction, was arrested by Gurgaon crime branch team.
The father of the minor had reported that she was missing since September 15 afternoon.
The body of the child was recovered from a barley field on September 16, a senior police officer told IANS.
He said that several police teams were formed to nab the suspect who went missing after raping the minor.
The officer said that the accused was produced before a Gurgaon court on Tuesday which remanded him to police custody.
“We are questioning the accused,” the officer added.