According to the police, the murder was a fall-out of a “one-side love affair” by a distant relative of the 14-year-old girl, who was a class 8 student.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who is also the Pune district guardian minister, on Wednesday termed the incident as “extremely reprehensible” and a “disgrace to humanity”.
According to police, the girl was on her way to kabaddi practice at Yash Lawns in the Bibewadi area around 5.45 pm when the four accused came on a motorcycle. While two remained on the motorbike, the other two, including the 22-year-old, allegedly attacked her with sharp weapons multiple times on her throat and other body parts, they said. The attack was so brutal that the girl died on the spot, Bibewadi police station's senior inspector Sunil Zaware had said.
“We have arrested the 22-year-old man accused and three other juveniles who were involved in the case and further investigation is going on,” Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta said on Wednesday.