03/07/2016 2:14 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST

Hyderabad: 10-Year-Old Girl Raped, Murdered By Man Released From Jail

Shailesh Andrade / Reuters
Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the rape and murder of a law student in the southern state of Kerala, in Mumbai, India, May 11, 2016. Authorities had released a sketch of a suspect and said they were looking for a man seen leaving the home of the 30-year-old law student. The case has evoked comparisons in the media with the gang rape and torture of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi in 2012, which sparked nationwide protests. India toughened its anti-rape laws in response to the outcry following the 2012 murder, but rape, acid attacks, domestic violence and molestation are common. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

HYDERABAD--A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered after being kidnapped by a man suspected to be a habitual offender in Bollarum area, police said today.

Accused Anil Kumar, who was recently released from jail, took away the girl, a class III student, from near a toddy shop last evening where she was with her mother, after luring her to buy some chocolates and chips.

He then allegedly raped the minor and brutally killed her by smashing the girl's head with a boulder last night, Bollarum police station Sub-Inspector M Satish Kumar said.

A complaint was lodged in this regard at around midnight and a search was launched following which the girl's body was found in an isolated place, the SI said.

Police teams have been formed to nab the absconding accused, he further said.

A case under relevant IPC sections for rape and murder and POCSO Act has been registered, he said, adding further probe is on.