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Five arrested for rape, murder of 10-year-old girl

PTI | Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 00:08

Salem: Five persons were arrested in Vazhapadi in the district on Thursday for alleged rape and murder of a 10-year old girl there last week, police said.
All those arrested, including two brothers, were aged between 21 to 31, police said.

The five were produced before a judicial magistrate here, who remanded them to 15 days judicial custody.

The naked body of the girl was found hanging from a tree near a temple in the town on February 15.
Police had said members of her family were sleeping, but when they woke up in the morning found her missing and launched a search.

Police had said there was blood in the girl`s mouth and the body had bruises all over.

The victim`s father is a handloom worker.

First Published: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 00:08

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