India: Police rule out human sacrifice in Vazhapadi schoolgirl murder

A day after the body of a Class V schoolgirl was found hanging from a tree in Perumal Kovil Karadu near Vazhapadi, the district police are clueless on the motive of the murder, but said it could be a case of sexual assault.

Superintendent of Police R. Sakthivel, who conducted an inquiry in the victim’s village in Chendrampalayam on Sunday told The Hindu that five special teams were formed to investigate the case. He ruled out the possibility of human sacrifice.

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