Pune: Pune police arrested a 22-year-old youth on Wednesday, a day after the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Bibwewadi area of Pune.
According to reports, the girl, a class 8 student, was hit repeatedly with a sickle by the youth at a playground in presence of her friends. She died on the spot.
Eye-witnesses said that he had taken her aside to talk to her and then seemed to have got into an argument before attacking her.
Prima facie, it seems the girl was murdered by a jilted lover.
After the incident, the accused had fled from the spot. However, while the main accused was missing, two of his companions had been detained on Tuesday.
News agency ANI quoted DCP (Zone 5) Namrata Patil as saying that the girl died on the spot. A case was registered on Tuesday and a team was formed to arrest the accused.
On Wednesday morning, she was quoted as saying that the Pune police had arrested the main accused, Rishikesh Bhagwat, aged 22. Three more accused, all minors, too have been detained.
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