In yet another case of minor rape, a 7 year old girl hailing from Kollam was sexually abused and murdered by a relative. The girl's body was found in a rubber estate in Kulathupuzha, a village in the eastern part of Kollam.
She went missing yesterday after she left the school hours following the school hours. Since she did not return home even after getting late, her worried parents began a search for the girl. The parents approached pole officers who began a search for the girl and found her dead body. Following an investigation into the murder, Rajesh a relative of the girl was taken into custody on suspicion who confessed of raping and murdering the girl.
Rajesh confessed that after he raped the girl, he strangled her to death. More details of the murder are awaited.