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Missing Rajasthan Girl Allegedly Raped, Strangled With School Belt: Cops

Missing Rajasthan Girl Allegedly Raped, Strangled With School Belt: Cops

A huge crowd gathered at the spot and protested angrily.

Jaipur:

A six-year-old schoolgirl who went missing on Saturday in Rajathan's Tonk district, was found dead in her uniform, allegedly raped and strangled with her school belt, police said on Sunday.

Her body was lying near bushes in a remote area near her village Khetadi. Liquor bottles, snacks and bloodstains were also found at the spot, police officials said.

According to the police, there was a sports competition at the girl's school on Saturday and she went missing after that.

Her family started searching for her when she did not reach home by 3 pm. They searched farms and relatives' homes for hours. On Sunday morning her blood-stained body was found half a km from her school.

A huge crowd gathered at the spot and protested angrily, as police and forensic teams investigated the child's killing.

The body of the girl was taken elsewhere for a post-mortem as the village did not have the facility.

Superintendent of Police Adarsh Sidhu said initial investigations pointed at rape and murder. "We are investigating the case to trace the accused. We have formed special teams," he added.

(With inputs from IANS, ANI)

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