Police are on the lookout for a paedophile in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, after a body of a 3-year-old girl-child was found dumped in a garbage yard in Tiruvottiyur on Sunday.

The girl was purportedly killed by the attacker after he sexually assaulted her. The infant’s mouth was stuffed with rags. The body was spotted by workers who were unloading the garbage. They immediately called the Tiruvottiyur police after the discovery.

According to the mother of the infant who filed the missing complaint, the child was playing with her 5-year-old brother while their father was at work.

The autopsy on the body concluded that the child had indeed been molested by the paedophile.

It is being suspected that the neighbour had lured the girl by buying her an ice cream. Police are currently questioning the suspect.

First Published | 20 February 2017 2:32 PM
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