The Hyderabad police have arrested the accused in the sensational rape and murder of a minor girl from Singareni Colony of the Saidabad area.
The arrest took place at the native place of the accused Raju - Addagudur village of Yadadri-Bhongir district.
The victim went missing from her residence in the city on Thursday evening. Her dead body was eventually found in the house of her neighbor Raju. The accused had not only raped her but had also brutally murdered her after committing the heinous act. He later escaped from his house.
Ten special teams of the city police led by East Zone DCP Ramesh had launched a hunt for the accused.
Meanwhile, people of the area staged a dharna on the Nagarjuna Sagar national highway demanding an open punishment for the accused Raju. They withdrew their agitation after the district Collector gave them an assurance of justice for the family members of the victim.