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Andhra Pradesh: 9-year-old girl gang-raped by school seniors, body dumped in canal – India News

Andhra Pradesh: 9-year-old girl gang-raped by school seniors, body dumped in canal – India News

A nine-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and her body was dumped into a canal by three minor boys, who were her school seniors, in Andhra Pradesh’s Nandyala district.

Nandyala district superintendent of police K Raghuveera Reddy said the girl, who was playing in a park on Sunday, was molested by the boys and then pushed into the Mucchumarri Lift Irrigation canal, PTI reported.

“They (boys) molested and pushed her into the canal. It happened on Sunday at around 5 pm. They were all from Mucchumarri village and everybody knew each other,” Reddy told PTI.

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Two of the accused are 15 years old, while the other one is 12 years old, the official added.

The Class 3 student had been missing since Sunday and her father had filed a missing complaint at the local police station. He had told police that the girl was playing at Muchumarri Park, but did not return home later. Police launched a search and questioned local residents, but could not find her.

A sniffer dog led police to the three minor boys. All three are students of the same school to which the girl went. During questioning, the boys admitted to raping and murdering the girl, police said, NDTV reported.

According to the SP, a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team arrived on Thursday to search for the body at the canal.

(With inputs from PTI)