School going girl raped and murdered by relative, suspect in custody

KERALA: A seven-year-old girl was murdered after being allegedly raped by a relative in Kollam. The body of the girl, who went missing yesterday after she left for school in the morning, was found in a rubber estate in Kulathupuzha, which is about 60 km from state capital of Thiruvananthapuram.

When she didn’t return home after school, her parents got worried and reported the matter to the police who launched a search operation.

Meanwhile, the body has been sent for post-mortem.

The police have already taken a Rajesh into custody, who during interrogation, confessed to raping the girl and strangling her to death. Further investigation is underway, assured a senior police officer.

More details to be updated as and when obtained.

Source: Internet

(Edited and compiled by Santadeep Dey, Team Swalla)