Mortal remains of child killed in Aluva taken for public homage, cremation today

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Aluva: Mortal remains of the five-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted and killed by a migrant worker have been taken for a public homage at Thaikkattukkara school complex here on Sunday morning. The school has witnessed heart-wrenching scenes when the girl’s body laid for public homage at her classroom.

Her last rites will be performed at Keezhmad Panchayat public crematorium at 9 am.

An ambulance carrying the girl’s body from the district hospital left for the school around 7.45 am on Sunday.

A huge number of people including teachers, students and parents are seen gathered at the school premises to pay tribute to the child. The girl’s three siblings and parents also reached the school.

A police official quoting an autopsy report said the five-year-old child was raped and strangulated to death. Her body was found dumped in a sack in a marshy area behind a local market in the nearby Aluva today.

The girl went missing on Friday and the man was arrested later in the day.

“We received the complaint at 7.10 PM and an FIR was registered before 8 PM on Friday. Our team checked the CCTV visuals and found that the child was with the labourer. We apprehended him at 9.30 PM itself. However, he was in an inebriated state and the child was not with him,” Ernakulam Rural SP, Vivek Kumar told the media.

Kumar told PTI that based on the medical examination, the girl was raped and strangulated to death.

The child of a migrant couple from Bihar, the girl went missing from her house at the Garage junction near here on Friday evening.

The girl’s body was found dumped in a sack in a marshy area behind a local market. She was brutally assaulted, sexually abused and the accused used garbage and sacks to cover the body, police said.

Based on the CCTV visuals, police arrested the labourer hailing from Bihar, who was staying in a room on the first floor of the building where the child’s family was residing.

Police said initially on Friday night they found it difficult to interrogate and gather details from the accused who was intoxicated.

(With PTI inputs)



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