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8-year-old Andhra girl lured, raped and killed by her schoolmates who dumped her body in a canal – Firstpost

8-year-old Andhra girl lured, raped and killed by her schoolmates who dumped her body in a canal – Firstpost

In their confession, the three minor boys in the gang rape of a schoolgirl in Andhra Pradesh told police that they saw the girl playing near Muchumarri Park and persuaded her to play with them, after which they gagged her and took turns to rape her.
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In Nandyal district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, an eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by three older schoolmates. The assailants later killed the girl and threw her body into a canal to destroy evidence, police reported.

The victim, a third-grade student, had been missing since Sunday. On July 7, she had gone to play in a park in Machumarri, over 300 km from Andhra Pradesh. When she returned late in the evening, the father of the minor victim had filed a missing person report with the local police station.

Soon after, the police took action and launched a search operation. They also questioned local residents for clues about the missing girl, but were unable to find her.

Since the girl was not to be seen, the police deployed the dog unit. The sniffer dog then helped the police officers to reach the accused.

As police announced on Wednesday, the dog led police officers to the crime scene and later stopped at the houses of all three defendants.

Two of the defendants are 12 years old and are in the sixth grade, while the third, 13 years old, is in the seventh grade.

The trio was arrested and interrogated. During questioning, all three students admitted to raping and murdering the girl, police said.

Confessions of boys

In their confession, the three boys told police that they saw the girl playing near Muchumarri Park.

Since she knew the boys by sight, they persuaded her to play with them. Then, in a remote place near the Muchumarri Irrigation Project, they gagged her and took turns to rape her.

Killed and body dumped in nearby canal

After committing the heinous crime, the boys murdered her because they were afraid of being arrested if the girl reported the rape to her parents.

When they managed to kill her, they threw her body into a nearby canal and fled the scene.

Defendants continue to visit the crime scene daily

Police said that while the search for the girl continued, the defendants continued their routine route to the crime scene as if nothing had happened.

The police have not yet found the girl’s body.

With contributions from agencies