7-Year-Old Girl Murdered By Relative in Kollam Kerala

Suspect Rajesh photo

A seven-year-old was murdered after being raped 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 was missing since yesterday after she left for her tuition class in the morning. Her parents got worried when she didn’t return home. They reported the matter to the police who launched a search operation and found her body, which was sent for post-mortem.

According to the police, the girl’s mother had asked Rajesh to take her to the tuition centre. The police have scanned the CCTV camera footage from near a junction where the child was last seen with Rajesh. They took Rajesh into custody and during interrogation, he confessed to raping the girl and strangling her to death, the police said.

A CCTV image from Eroor junction showed the child standing with Rajesh, prompting the police to question him…

In his statement to the police, Rajesh said he raped the girl, killed her and dumped the body. Her body was found this morning in a deserted area in the middle of a rubber plantation at Kulathoorpuzha….

Rajesh had abandoned his wife and two children earlier, said a senior police officer. Further investigation is underway, he added.

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