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7-Year-Old Raped, Murdered Allegedly By Relative in Kerala

Kollam, Kerala:  A seven-year-old was murdered after being raped allegedly by a relative in Kerala’s Kollam. The girl’s body was found in a rubber estate in Kulathupuzha, about 60 km from state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

The girl went missing yesterday after she left for school in the morning. When she didn’t return home, her parents got worried and searched for her. They reported the matter to the police who launched a search operation. The body has been sent for post-mortem.

The police took Rajesh into custody on the basis of suspicion. During interrogation, he confessed to raping the girl and strangling her to death, the police said. Further investigation is underway, said a senior police officer.

More details are awaited.