Youth held for killing girl in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) With the arrest of a youth, police claimed on Monday to have solved the mystery behind the brutal murder of a girl whose body was found on the city outskirts on Sunday.

Cyberabad West police on Monday arrested the accused after scanning CCTV visuals, in which he was on a motorbike with the burka-clad girl riding pillion.

Both the accused and the victim hailed from old city of Hyderabad. The victim was a ninth standard student and resident of Chandrayangutta, sources said.

The accused is suspected to have sexually assaulted the girl before strangulating her. He had also smashed her face with a boulder. Her hands were found tied.

Police were investigating if the accused acted alone or whether others were involved.

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The girl’s body was found on Sunday evening near Gandipet lake under Narsingi police station, which falls under the limits of Cyberabad West police commissionerate.



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