Ghaziabad: Ghaziabad police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the rape and murder case of a nine years old girl in Kavi Nagar which took place on Wednesday evening at an under construction building in Sanjay Nagar of Ghaziabad.The accused was arrested on Thursday from ALT cut in Ghaziabad when he was trying to leave the city after committing the crime. According to police, the accused has been identified as Basant Sahu who lived in victim’s neighbourhood. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar”Sahu lured the girl with a few ten rupee coins while she was playing with accused’s cousin sister who is just two years old,” said police. Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (City) of Ghaziabad told reporters that the accused raped the girl and strangled her throat when she started screaming. He then left the body on terrace and went to his home where he changed his blood stained clothes. Victim’s parents began searching her after she went missing. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceOn Wednesday night, police recovered her body from the terrace while the accused was arrested in Thursday from ALT cut when he was trying to flee. “The girl’s body with strangulation marks on her neck was found on the roof of an under-construction building in the area. The accused worked as a labourer in the same building as the victim’s parents. The accused took the victim and her two-year-old cousin to the roof after finding them playing alone and then raped the nine-year-old girl. He had left her cousin on the roof and came down and slept in his room in a shanty built for the building construction workers,” he added. Police found the body of the deceased without clothes.