A girl between three and four years old has been allegedly raped and killed by a 20-year-old youth in a village in Gumla district, the police said Monday.
Superintendent of Police Anusham Kumar said that after getting the information the police reached the spot Monday morning and sent the body for post-mortem.
He said that one Bandana Oraon, who is absconding after the incident, took the child to his house Sunday night on the pretext of giving chocolate and perpetrated the crime under Puso police station.
He is a neighbor of the child, the police officer said. Search is on to trace the accused, he said.