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Cops say girl found in river was raped

mumbai Updated: Aug 31, 2010 01:19 IST
Cops say girl found in river was raped

The police on Monday registered a case of rape and murder after they found the body of a 13-year-old girl in a river in Vasai. As of now, the police have not identified any suspects.

Police said the post-mortem report confirmed that she was raped and then hit by a heavy object on the head, which caused her death. The victim, a Class 8 student of Holy Cross School in Nalasopara, had gone for a hiking camp with 150 scouts and guides on Friday morning to Tungareshwar.

In the evening, when a head count was done, the group realised that the victim, the daughter of a rickshaw driver, was missing.

She was found unclothed in the river with blood gushing out of her head. "The group told us she had been wearing a tracksuit, which was missing," said a police officer. The police have recorded statements of the group members, but have not got any leads so far.