A 10-year-old girl was raped and brutally murdered on Saturday by a man who had just been released from Sangareddy prison in Bolarum, Hyderabad, reported NDTV
The accused, 30-year-old Anil Kumar is a regular sexual offender, the channel added.
Kumar had been serving a prison term for 16 property offences, and also for raping and murdering a person, according to the Bolarum police, reported The Hindu.
A missing complaint was filed by the victim's parents at the Alwal police station, after she had gone missing on Saturday evening. The victim’s body was found near the military Cavalry Barracks around 10.30 pm, The Hindu report added.
Anil Kumar had lured the girl away from a toddy shop, where she had been with her mother. CCTV footage showed a man carrying the girl away from the liquor store, reported the International Business Times.
He then allegedly raped the minor and brutally killed her by smashing the girl’s head with a boulder, Bolarum police told The Indian Express.
"The accused is a repeat offender. 20 cases are pending against him. If we are not able to protect women and children, it is shameful," Congress spokesperson Manne Krishank told NDTV.
While the police remain on the lookout for the accused, the victim's body has been sent for a post-mortem examination, the channel added.