Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh: An innocent 12-year-old girl who would have turned 13 this Saturday was raped and murdered at Bhopal’s Manuabhan Tekri on Tuesday.

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A 12-year-old girl was raped and brutally murdered by two men on Tuesday in state’s capital Bhopal.

“We have arrested the accused and he is under the police custody,” police officials told PTI.

The accused, Avinash Sahu, was arrested for offenses of rape and murder under the IPC and under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, police told the media agency.

The deceased was visiting a Jain temple with her 16-year-old aunt on Tuesday evening when Sahu, who knew the aunt, took the victim away to a secluded spot, police said. He allegedly raped the girl, the aunt wasn’t around. Later, he crushed her head with stones

After the girl’s family filed a complaint, police caught Sahu on Wednesday.

Amidst the fiasco to protect and maintain law and order in the city, BJP’s candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency Pragya Singh Thakur took the chance to take a jibe at the Congress in Madhya Pradesh.

Thakur also took the victim’s mother to a hospital, who much needed the medical attention considering she underwent huge shock and trauma

“Beti (girl), we will take revenge,” Thakur tweeted.

“Law and order situation in the state is in disarray….Kamal Nath has become the chief minister of (only) Chhindwara,” she tweeted further, referring to the Chief Minister’s Lok Sabha constituency.

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