Murder accused held within hours

The Cuddalore police on Tuesday nabbed S. Manikandan, 24, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar, within hours of the murder of a minor girl.

The police said the accused had confessed to the crime. He was produced before a local court and remanded to custody.

On the directions of Superintendent of Police C. Vijayakumar, a special team was formed to nab the accused in the case. The police said the victim from Paradur village was returning home from work on April 1 when the accused attempted to sexually assault her.

When she resisted, he strangled her to death and dumped the body in a bush.

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