Minor Stole Money And Tried To Molest Laxmi Prasanna Before Slitting Her Throat 

The accused used to visit the family at Medchal often. Since Laxmi Prasanna knew the suspect, he killed her, said police. - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: The Medchal police on Sunday arrested a minor boy for murdering a seven-year old girl, G Laxmi Prasanna, three days after the murder.

The 17-year-old suspect sneaked into the house for stealing money. After the theft, he saw Laxmi Prasanna and took her to bathroom to molest her. Laxmi Prasanna started shouting and raised an alarm. In panic the culprit slit her throat with a blade and fled.

According to the Medchal police, the victim’s family were tenants in the house of the accused three years ago. The accused used to visit the family at Medchal often. Since Laxmi Prasanna knew the suspect, he killed her, said police.

S Rajashekar Reddy, Inspector, Medchal police, said: "The victim’s family lived in a house three years ago which was owned by the suspect’s father. That’s how he knew the victim and her family,” said.

On October 12, seeing that only the victim, Laxmi Prasanna and her sister were at home, he decided to steal money from the house as he was aware where the key to the almirah was kept. Laxmi was playing with her dog when the accused entered her house.

He asked her to get Aadhar card and took the advantage of the situation, he stole Rs.7,000 from the almirah. He decided to molest her and lured Laxmi to the bathroom. The girl resisted and raised an alarm.

At the same time the accused heard Laxmi’s aunt calling and panicked. Fearing that the girl would reveal his misdeed he killed her and fled the spot.

In a bid to escape from the surroundings, the suspect reached Dabilpur village and drank four bottles of beer bought from the stolen cash. On his arrest, the police recovered Rs.6,200 from his possession. Medchal inspector investigated the murder case.

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