A juvenile has been apprehended for allegedly raping and killing a 25-year-old woman at her home in a village Kuyavarpalayam, Pondicherry , police said.
The victim's mother had filed a complaint with police on 18 December that her daughter was found dead in her home, in Kuyavarpalayam, Pondicherry with her throat slit, Senior Superintendent of Police Rahool Alwal said on Tuesday, 25 December.
The post-mortem report confirmed she was raped and then killed, he said.
During interrogation, the boy aged 17, who lived near the victim’s home, confessed to the crime.
Police said the accused was rearing pigeons and used to frequent the victim's home to see if any of the pigeons had alighted on her home's terrace.
There were quarrels between him and the victim who objected to his coming to the house often.
The juvenile had allegedly come to her home on 18 December when the victim was alone.
Following an altercation, the boy hit the woman on her face with a brick and slit her throat with a knife after allegedly raping her.
The accused was apprehended and sent to an observation home, police said.