Andhra horror: 8-year-old girl allegedly gang raped, murdered by three minor boys in Nandyal

The boys aged between 12 and 13 years, admitted to taking the girl to a pump house on the village outskirts, where they assaulted and ultimately killed her out of fear of retribution.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 11, 2024 | 11:30 AM Updated Jul 11, 2024 | 2:05 PM

Sniffer dogs helping the police in search operation

A horrifying incident of gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl child has come to light in Muchumarri, Nandyal district, of Andhra Pradesh.

The incident came to light when the child’s father reported her missing after she failed to return home, after playing near Machumarri park on last Sunday, 30 June.

Despite multiple efforts, the police were unable to find the girl child. However, on Tuesday, 9 July, with the help of sniffer dogs, they observed suspicious behaviour from three minor boys in the village.

Upon investigation, subsequently, one of the boys confessed to the crime, prompting the arrest of the others. The boys aged between 12 and 13 years, admitted to taking the girl to a pump house on the village outskirts, where they assaulted and ultimately killed her out of fear of retribution.

They disposed of her body in the River Krishna’s backwaters the same day.

The thee minor boys are in the custody of police.

Although police escorted the suspects to the crime scene on Tuesday night, immediate search operations were impractical.

On Wednesday, 10 July, Nandyal district SP K Raghuveer Reddy mobilised five specialised teams, including swimmers, to intensify search efforts in the canal.

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(Edited by Sumavarsha Kandula, with inputs from Sumit Jha.)

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