Surat Police Tweet On Murdered Girl Gets A Response – From Andhra Pradesh

Surat:  A family from Andhra Pradesh has come forward to identify the child who was raped, horribly tortured and murdered in Surat earlier this month. The shocking case was one of the several that sparked nationwide protests over the weekend.   

The girl’s parents have arrived in Surat and will soon undergo a DNA test, said Surat police chief Satish Sharma. The child had gone missing in October last year, the police said. Her parents had filed a missing person report with the state police, but it was not suspected that she would be found so far from home.

The parents identified the girl from the photos tweeted by the Surat police yesterday. The police had gone public with the appeal on Twitter after no one came forward to identify the child even after 10 days.

The body of the child, covered in more than 80 injuries, was found on April 6 in Surat.

Initially, she was thought to belong to one of the many migrant families from Bengal or Odisha who come to work in…

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