Pimpri-Chinchwad: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered at Pimpri-Chinchwad in Maharashtra on Tuesday. Police said that the accused allegedly committed suicide when they tried to track him. Also Read - West Bengal Latest News: Debendra Nath Ray, BJP MLA Found Hanging in His Home, Family Calls it 'Murder'

Senior police officer, Smartana Patil said, “We received a call that a body has been brought to the hospital on Tuesday. The girl was declared dead and rape was suspected.” Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown News: Latur City to be Under Fortnight-long 'Strict' Shutdown From Midnight of July 15 | Guidelines Soon

“During the investigation, it was found that a man had threatened the mother of the victim a day before the incident. When we tried to track the accused, we found him hanging in a forest, he allegedly committed suicide,” said Patil. Also Read - Coronavirus in Maharashtra: 7827 Fresh Cases, 173 Deaths in 24 Hours; Caseload at 254427, Fatalities Over 10000

On Tuesday, a 16-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by a man at a private school in a village in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh. The main accused, Azim Khan and two school teachers, who allegedly helped Khan in committing the offence, were arrested after the incident that took place on Sunday, Chhapiheda police station in-charge Sangita Solanki said.

The same day, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two men in Uttar Pradesh’s Hompur village in Balrampur district.