Gumla (Jharkhand): A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by her 20-year-old neighbour in Jharkhand’s Gumla district, the police said on Monday. Also Read - TV Actor Accuses Casting Director of Rape, Harassment And Impregnating Her; Police Registers Case

The accused is absconding, SP Anshuman Kumar said, adding that the police are trying to arrest him. After receiving the information, the police reached the spot and sent the victim’s body for postmortem. Also Read - Maharashtra Shocker: Three-Year-Old Gangraped by 2 Minor Boys, Case Registered Under POCSO Act

The accused has been identified as Bandana Oraon. Oraon, according to the police, took the girl to his home on Sunday on the pretext of giving chocolates to her. The accused then raped and killed her.

He is a neighbour of the child, the police officer said. Search is on to trace the accused.