SALEM: six-year-old girl’s body was found stuffed in a cooking vessel in Tamil Nadu’s Salem on Sunday.
The vessel was in the house of the alleged rapist, a teenager from the same neighbourhood.
The police say the child, a class 2 student, was lured away by the 17-year-old boy, a school dropout, with sweets. He allegedly took her to his house and assaulted her. The police have not confirmed rape.
Later, he allegedly panicked and strangled the child. The police say he hid the body in a large vessel and covered it with a lid before placing it in a puja room in his house.
The girl’s father, who had been looking for her since Saturday evening, went to the police on Sunday morning and reportedly complained that she had been seen by people, walking with the teenager.
When the police went to the boy’s home, he allegedly tried to run away.