Mumbai: A 30-year-old man was arrested for murdering his neighbour’s daughter at her house in Chembur. The incident took place when Prokash Hajra entered the victim’s house to charge his mobile and spotted a bag belonging to the girl’s father lying nearby. He tried to steal Rs 20 from it but the victim, Beauty Sarkar (7), who was alone at home, caught him red-handed.

The girl’s elder brother, Sagar (10), was playing outside when Hajra tried to steal money to buy alcohol. Hajra was held after Sagar told the police that he had seen him enter the house. Hajra then broke down and confessed to the crime. The police are awaiting the post-mortem report to know if the victim had been assaulted sexually.