Medininagar (Jharkhand), January 29
A para-teacher has been arrested for allegedly raping and poisoning a 13- year-old girl to death in Jharkhand's Palamu district, police said on Friday.
The girl, with whose family the 35-year-old accused had a land dispute, was raped inside an empty classroom in a school in Panki police station area on Wednesday and was then poisoned, Lesliganj Sub-divisional Police Officer Anup Kumar Baraik said.
She died while undergoing treatment at a hospital on Thursday, the officer said, adding that the accused has been arrested.
The post-mortem report of the girl has confirmed that she was raped and poisoned, the officer added. PTI
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