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Missing Class 10 girl’s body found in a sack amid bushes in Tamil Nadu

A 15-year-old girl from Sivanandhapuram in Coimbatore, who was reported missing, was found dead near Saravanampatti on Thursday.

Published: 17th December 2021 06:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2021 06:33 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

COIMBATORE: A 15-year-old girl from Sivanandhapuram in Coimbatore, who was reported missing, was found dead near Saravanampatti on Thursday.

The girl, who was studying in class X, was missing since December 11. According to police, sanitation workers of Coimbatore Corporation found her body stuffed in a sack, with her limbs tied, in the bushes near a sewer in Velmurugan Nagar. 

The workers went to clean the place as the locals complained of a foul smell, police said. The body was in a decomposed state.

Police sent the body for autopsy to ascertain if she was sexually assaulted. Police said the girl was living with her mother, grandmother and her elder sister (17) in Sivanandhapuram. Her mother is a construction worker and her sister works in a textile shop. 

On Saturday, the girl was alone at the house when she went missing. The mother lodged a complaint with the All-Women (East) police on Monday. The mother said a mobile shop owner saw the girl talking on the phone in front of the house at 10.30 am on Saturday.

Commissioner of Police Pradip Kumar has constituted three special teams to investigate the case. Several organisations on Thursday evening staged a protest in front of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, where the girl’s body is kept, demanding the arrest of perpetrators. Sources said one suspect was picked up for questioning.



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