New Delhi: In a shocking incident from Tamil Nadu, a 6-year-old girl-child was allegedly raped by a 16-year-old boy and later murdered.

Marking a gruesome build up of events related to rape against minor perpetrated by a minor, this incident took place in Salem area in Tamil Nadu where a 16-year-old boy, who lived next door to the child, alleged raped her first and then murdered her.

Further details are awaited in the case. Police are conducting the investigation.

Earlier, a 7-year-old girl-child had been alleged raped by her 15-year-old neighbour who first kidnapped the child from her house at midnight and then raped and murdered her.