Etah: The gruesome incident in Etah occurred when the seven-year-old girl had gone with her family members to attend a marriage ceremony in Etah.
The police sources informed that the incident took place at around 1.30 am on the Aliganj road.
Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Chaurasia brief the media that Sonu Jatav, who was given the task of putting up tents for the marriage ceremony lured the girl, raped her and subsequently killed her.
He further informed the media that after this, the accused fled from the spot. The body of the girl was found in an under-construction house in the vicinity of the marriage venue and a rope was found tied around the neck of the girl, he added.
The family members of the girl rushed her to the district hospital, where she was declared brought dead. The body of the girl has been sent for post-mortem.
As per the complaint filed by the family members, police have arrested Sonu Jatav. Further investigation is still on.