Boy murders minor after sexual assault

Boy murders minor after sexual assault

A minor girl was sexually assaulted and murdered, at Hariharapura in Koppa taluk on Saturday.

The police have arrested the suspect, who is also said to be a minor.

The girl was studying in sixth standard and was walking towards her house after alighting from the autorickshaw when the incident occurred.

After the girl was dropped by the auto driver, he had informed her parents to pick her from the usual spot.

When her mother went to pick the girl, she was missing from the expected place. When she started searching for her daughter, she found that her water bottle was found lying nearby. The girl's body was found in a bush.

When the minor boy nearby, was questioned, he denied allegations of murder. However, the locals saw him drying a cloth with blood stains, and informed the police.

The police then arrested the minor boy.

According to the locals, he had allegedly sexually harrassed other students in the village earlier as well.

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