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Eight-year-old girl raped, murdered in Kalaburagi village

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Angry villagers block traffic in Chincholi town in protest

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in a village in Chincholli taluk of Kalaburagi district on Monday. Furious villagers blocked the main roads in Chincholi town on Tuesday to protest against the heinous crime.

The accused has been identified as Yallappa, 35, a tailor from the same village. According to the police, he had abandoned his wife and three children a year ago.

The victim, who was studying in Class 2, was absent from school on Monday. The accused had allegedly lured her on the pretext of buying her chocolates. Villagers had seen the girl with Yallappa in the day.

When the girl did not return home after her school hours, her parents grew suspicious and went out in search of her. When they came to know that she was with Yallappa, they confronted him. While he tried to evade their queries, the villagers searched for the girl till late in the night and spotted the body in a canal. The parents and villagers informed Sulepeth police and handed over Yallappa to them.

The preliminary investigation showed that the victim was raped before being murdered. The police, however, are awaiting the post-mortem report.

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