Missing 9-year-old girl in Andhra Pradesh gangraped by 3 juveniles; pushed into canal

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

Updated - July 11, 2024 08:11 pm IST

Published - July 11, 2024 04:56 pm IST - Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh)

Member of Parliament Byreddy Shabari, Collector G. Rajakumari and Superintendent of Police K. Raghuveer Reddy interact with the kin of the minor girl, even as rescue operations were on to fish out her body from a tank in Muchumarri village of Nandyal district on Thursday.

Member of Parliament Byreddy Shabari, Collector G. Rajakumari and Superintendent of Police K. Raghuveer Reddy interact with the kin of the minor girl, even as rescue operations were on to fish out her body from a tank in Muchumarri village of Nandyal district on Thursday. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

A nine-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped and pushed into a canal by three minor boys, said a police official on July 11.

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

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

Police received a missing complaint from the girl's parents, prompting them to launch a search for her but are yet to find her body.

According to the SP, a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team arrived on July 11 to search for the body.

The district administration has fast-tracked the efforts to trace the body of the minor girl, who was allegedly gang raped. Upon interrogation by the police, the three boys confessed to the crime and also admitted to have dumped the body in the water body.

Though the body remained untraceable initially, the police grilled the boys once again, who then confirmed to have disposed of the body in the canal, forcing the police department to search deeper in the canal.

Meanwhile, Nandyal Member of Parliament Byreddy Shabari, accompanied by Collector G. Rajakumari and Superintendent of Police K. Raghuveer Reddy, reached the village of the victim and found out more details from her family. Ms. Shabari also consoled the family and ensured justice to them.

(with inputs from PTI)

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