Teen kidnaps girl for ransom, murders her

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Madurai, Jun 14 (UNI) A six-year-old-girl who was kidnapped for a ransom of Rs ten lakh was murdered by her abductor and the body thrown in Sathuragiri Hill near Srivilliputhur in neighbouring Virudhunagar district of the state.

Police sources said M Viji, daughter of a land broker from Moonur Village in this district, went missing after she went to school on June 9.

On a complaint from her parents, police registered a case and launched a search for the girl.

The girl's parents received an anonymous telephone call from a stranger who demanded a ransom of Rs ten lakh for the girl's release. Police traced the call to Srivilliputhur. After exhaustive investigation, Prabhu, a teenager, was arrested last evening. He confessed to the crime.

A police team rushed to the hill and retrieved the body today.

Further investigations were on, police added.


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