Nagercoil: A 15-year-old girl was found charred to death in a garden after her parents launched a search for her on not finding her return from the tuition centre at nearby Rajakkamangalam, police said
They said the girl had left home for the tuition centre at 5 AM and did not return by 7 AM, following which her parents searched for her.
Meanwhile, locals told her mother that a charred body was found in a garden in the area.
Police suspect some persons kidnapped her and burnt her to death when she was on way to the tuition centre early in the morning.
A police dog was pressed into service and further investigations are continuing, they said.