The body of a 3-year-old, who was reportedly sexually assaulted and murdered, was found in a dump yard in Tiruvottiyur on Sunday afternoon.
The New Indian Express reports that the parents, who live in a tsunami resettlement camp, realised on Saturday afternoon that their daughter was missing. A missing complaint was registered that evening.
The report suggests that next morning a ragpicker who was going through the garbage found the body.
The infant's mouth was stuffed with rags and there were injuries on her had as well.
Other reports say that the parents suspected the neighbour who had taken the girl to his house by offering her ice cream.
Deccan Chronicle reports that the body of the girl was sent to the Government Stanley hospital and an autopsy report said that semen was found inside her body.
Another police officer had told the New Indian Express that there were injury marks on her genitalia.
The locals protested by staging a road roko. A case has been registered in the Ernavur police station and investigations are still on, the police said.
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