Coimbatore: The seven-year-old girl who had been missing from Monday evening, was found dead near her house on the city outskirts. Her limbs were tied with a rope and there were injury marks on her body, the police said.
The class 2 student had gone out to play after returning home from school yesterday evening, but did not return till nightfall.
According to the police, her parents searched for her high and low and when they could not trace her, filed a police complaint.
It was her neighbours who found the girl this morning, with her hands and legs tied. When her parents took the injured body to the nearest private hospital, the doctors declared that she had died some time ago.
The body has been sent for post-mortem to the government hospital and police have begun investigations into the circumstances leading to the girl’s murder and the perpetrators of the gruesome killing.