Minor girl raped, murdered in Nainital

Nainital (Uttarakhand): A seven-year-old girl, who went missing from a wedding reception on November 17, was allegedly raped and killed and her body buried at a construction site in Ramnagar town of the district, police said today.

The body, spotted yesterday by a labourer at the construction site in the town, 65 kms from here, was found to be that of the girl who has been missing since November 17, they said.

A post-mortem of the body revealed rape and murder, they said, adding that an investigation is on.

Meanwhile, people staged demonstrations and blocked the Corbett National Park-Delhi highway to mark their protest following which a case was registered in this connection.