AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy condemned the heinous crime of rape and murder of the six-year-old girl on Thursday night in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district.

The CM has ordered police to arrest the rapists at the earliest and promised stern action against the accused according to the law.

The six-old-year girl was allegedly raped and murdered on Thursday night in Korabalakota town in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district.

According to the reports, the girl went to attend a wedding in Korabalakota town under B Kothakota block along with her parents on Thursday evening.

Mudivedu sub-inspector of police M Sukumar said that the girl was last seen with her parents at 10 pm. The parents thought that she must be playing somewhere and later when they could not find her until the function was over, started looking for her.

When she couldn't be traced, they called Mudivedu police and lodged a missing complaint.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Ravi Manohar Achari, sub-inspector Ashok Kumar along with Circle Inspector (CI) of Mudivedu rushed to the spot and started the search. In the morning, the body of the girl was found behind the bushes near the wedding hall, Sukumar said.

The body of the six-year-old was found with her clothes partly removed from her body and there were scratches on her face. Some empty liquor bottles were also found near her body.

Her body was sent to the government hospital at Madanapalle for post-mortem, which confirmed that the girl was raped.

Police that they are looking into CCTV footages and also service clues team and dog squads have been pressed into service to look out for the accused.

A case has been registered under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

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