Boys, woman held for involvement in rape, murder of 3-yr-old

 Two minors and a woman have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the rape and murder of a three-year-old girl whose body was found dumped in a gunny bag in Vemulapalli village of Krishna district in the state, police said on Friday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 03, 2015, 23:04 PM IST

Machilipatnam: Two minors and a woman have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the rape and murder of a three-year-old girl whose body was found dumped in a gunny bag in Vemulapalli village of Krishna district in the state, police said on Friday.

The three-year-old girl went missing on June 28 after which her body was found dumped in a field on June 29, Kanchakacherla police sub-inspector K Eswara Rao told PTI.

A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy from the same village, who confessed that they had sexually assaulted the minor girl, have been arrested, the police official said.

They confessed that based on the advise of a woman named M Rahela, who happens to be the mother of one of the accused, they strangulated the minor girl, stuffed her body in a gunny bag and dumped it in a field, the official said.

Kanchakacherla police have registered criminal cases against the accused under Section 302, Section 201, Section 376 (A and D), read with Section 341 of the Indian Penal Code, the police official said.