Meghalaya: 7- year-old girl found murdered in SGH, one held

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Meghalaya: 7- year-old girl found murdered in SGH, one held

TURA | March 28:

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In a tragic incident, a minor girl was found murdered and her body was recovered from a house in South Garo Hills on Friday late afternoon.

The recovery of the body has prompted the police to investigate into the matter, of which they suspect it to be a murder case.

According to information received, the body was recovered after locals informed the Nongalbibra police station of the presence of a dead body in a house leading to the recovery of the girl who is suspected to be between 7-8 years of age.

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The recovery of the girl's body was followed by the arrest of one person suspected to be behind the murder as the girl was found to have been strangulated.

Given the sensitive nature of the crime, a police team led by the superintendent o police, SGH, Priyangshu Pandey, rushed to the spot to lead an inquiry into the matter.

"We initially detained one person yesterday and he was arrested late last night. The suspect has been produced in the Court today and we are awaiting the results of the post mortem," said the SP.

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The SP stated that the arrest was made after preliminary investigations pointed to the suspect being one of those involved in the murder. Priyangshu also did not rule out sexual assault of the victim but stated that the medical would provide more details of what took place.

"Our investigation is currently on and we are not ruling out any angle," he added.

Meanwhile former MLA of Rongara – Siju, Rophul Marak has come down heavily in condemnation of the crime committed.

"There is no place for such acts in our society and I condemn such heinous crimes against innocent children. The matter should be investigated thoroughly and all those guilty need to be punished for the crime they committed," said Marak.