Haridwar: A security guard was arrested for killing a six-year-old girl in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar and later having sex with the corpse.

The accused named Sonu, who worked at a neighboring poultry farm, allegedly lured her near the village and tried to sexually assault her but when the girl screamed, he strangulated her to death. Thereafter, he took advantage of the girl’s body.

Haridwar police confirmed the same and said the accused had confessed to the crime. “We have collected all the vital evidence needed to establish the crime,” said Janmejay Khanduri, Senior Superintendent of Police, Haridwar. He further said, “In his confession, Sonu said he first killed and then violated her body. Evidence has already been sent to the forensic laboratory.”

The accused has been sent to 14 days’ police custody. The incident occurred nearby to the field where the child’s parents work. The victim’s parents are daily wage workers from Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh.

As per reports, the girl went missing while she was playing with other children near her residence on Saturday. “Children playing with the girl told us that she was last seen with the accused. He has confessed to the crime. Evidence also confirms his involvement,” Khanduri said. Meanwhile, the girl’s parents alleged that there was another man involved in the crime. They told the police that they had a fight with the guard and another man last week.

“Three days ago, the guard and another man got into a fight with us. We did not go to the fields for three days after that, but now they have committed this heinous crime. I don’t know why no action is being taken against the co-accused,” a relative of the girl had said.

After the girl’s relative gave such a statement, the police is investigating the role of another man in the crime.