• The investigation of this matter was carried out by the anti-homicide wing of the detective department
• The accused guard has been the caretaker of the building for the period of last 12 years
A security guard, aged 45-years-old was arrested from a four-storey building in Jorabagan, Kolkata over the alleged charges of raping and killing a nine-year-old girl on Thursday.
The investigation of this matter was carried out by the anti-homicide wing of the detective department. The department was claimed the accused a security guard named Ram Kumar alias Lombu had lured the victim by offering biryani and chips at the time when the child strayed into an old building around 8.45pm. The accused guard has been the caretaker of the building for the period of last 12 years.
According to the police sources, the accuse was addicted to child pornography. Joint CP (crime) Murlidhar Sharma said “The accused was questioned about his movements on the night of crime. After prolonged interrogation, he failed to answer certain queries and we arrested him based on his examination and the evidence we collected. We have charged him under IPC Sections 302 (murder), 376AB ( rape on woman under twelve years of age) and Section 6 of the POCSO Act (punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault).”