A 10-year-old girl in India was found dead in a waterlogged swamp of a building under construction on Tuesday night.
The police in the southern state of Karnataka have launched an investigation into the incident and suspect third-party negligence.
The child, who lived in the town of Malavalli in Mandya district, went to his private lessons on Tuesday afternoon but did not return home. A search for her was launched after her parents feared she had disappeared.
The victim has been identified as Divya, daughter of Ashwini and Suresh, Times Now reported.
After the girl’s body was found, her parents filed a complaint with the police. As a result of the complaint, the police arrested the girl’s tutor for questioning. The teacher was identified as 45-year-old Kantha Raju.
Senior Police Officer P Venugopal said the body was recovered from the water swamp and sent for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. An investigation has also been launched, India Today reported.
It remains unclear whether the child had died before being thrown into the water swamp. Authorities have not announced whether there were other suspects in the case. So far, no charges have been brought against the teacher.
Earlier this year, a tutor in the western state of Rajasthan was arrested for killing a 15-year-old student. The defendant taught the victim for over three years. The teenager was found unconscious and short of breath at the man’s home. When she was rescued, a noose was found around her neck. However, she died on the way to the hospital. The defendant, identified as 28-year-old Gaurav Jain, is said to have strangled the teenager. At the time, Jain fled the state but was later arrested in the neighboring state of Haryana.
“The victim’s hands were tied and a rope knot was found around her neck. Several scratch marks were also found on her body at the time. Police then filed a case based on a complaint from the victim’s family and the accused was charged under Section 302 (Murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
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