The accused in the rape and murder of a 6-year-old girl Chaitra in Hyderabad's Saidabad allegedly committed suicide by coming in front of a train. Pallakonda Raju's body was discovered on the railway tracks near Station Ghanpur in Jangaon district. Raju, aged 30, was identified by the tattoo marks on his arms.
Telangana DGP M Mahendar Reddy took to Twitter to confirm the suicide.
"#AttentionPlease : The accused of "Child Sexual Molestation and murder @ Singareni Colony, found dead on the railway track, in the limits of #StationGhanpurPoliceStation. Declared after the verification of identification marks on deceased body," he tweeted.
The accused killed himself as the police was on a massive manhunt following a public outrage over the horrific incident in Singareni Colony in Saidabad area.
The child went missing on September 9 from her house. Her body was later found in the house of her neighbour Raju.