Man held on rape charge

Staff Reporter

THENI: T. Jayakumar (32) of Sukkuvadanpatti was arrested on the charges of abduction, rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl of the same village, according to Amaresh Pujari, Deputy Inspector General of Police.

Talking to press persons here on Tuesday, he said special teams recovered dress and anklets of the deceased from the accused.

We suspect that this act could not be done by a single person. It could have been done by a gang. Further investigation is on, he added.

The DIG had constituted three special teams to investigate this murder case. The police found the decomposed body of the girl from septic tank of a new house in Shivaji Nagar.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused reportedly packed the body in carton box and transported in an auto to Shivaji Nagar from Sukkuvadanpatti. Later, he dumped it in the septic tank. (Earlier, girl’s parents had lodged a complaint with the police about their missing daughter.)