Hyderabad, Oct 13: A six-year-old girl was raped and pushed into a well by a man in a Hyderabad village on Wednesday. Her body was later recovered by police. “The girl, who goes to a nearby primary school, was raped and murdered by the accused in Mannapur village in Mogdampally mandal,” said N Ravi, a senior police officer of Telangana’s Sangareddy district, reported PTI.

The girl, according to the reports, had come over to her home from her school in the afternoon to have lunch, reported news agency Press Trust of India. She again left her home to take classes in the village primary school but never returned back home. (Also Read: Cop Tries to Rape Minor Inside Police Station, Arrested)

When she didn’t return till late in the evening, her parents searched around and in the village and later filed a police complaint that her daughter was missing. (Also Read: 6-year-old Girl Raped Inside School Toilet in South Delhi)

On further investigation, the villagers told the police that they had last seen the 6-year-old girl with a 22-year-old Shiva Kumar. Shiva Kumar is the girl’s uncle, according to a local media report. Shiva Kumar was arrested by police on Thursday morning. (Also Read: Two Men Kill Women For Resisting Rape, Have Sex With Corpse, Arrested)

Shiva Kumar told the police that she took the girl to a nearby field and raped her, twice. He also told them that he later pushed the girl into a well. Her body was pulled soon after.