A man was caught on camera leading a six-year-old girl down a dark street before brutally raping and murdering her in India.
The CCTV footage shows the man luring the girl with something and taking her down a deserted street at around 11.30pm on Thursday.
According to report, the girl’s body was discovered in a wooded area in Gwalior, India, after she was snatched from a nearby wedding she had been taken to by her parents.
When the parents noticed that their child was missing, they raised an alarm after which police started searching for the girl and the body was found in the wooded area.
According to police, her face was badly mutilated having been smashed in with a large rock.
The man was later caught on the same camera returning alone at around 2:30am.
Police have arrested a suspect based on the footage who is said to be a member of the catering team hired for the marriage function.
An investigation is still underway and the suspect is being questioned for his role in the crime.
The post-mortem report suggested sexual assault and the face was said to have been badly mutilated by a large stone.