Kollam : The 7-Year-old girl who went missing on Wednesday, on her way to school has been found dead in a tent roofed with rubber sheeting at Kulathupuzha, Kollam.
Rajesh, the child’s maternal aunt’s husband, who escorted the child was taken into custody immediately.
During interrogation he admitted to rape and strangulation.
According to police sources, the child’s grandmother, who normally accompanied to school, entrusted the child with Rajesh, following which the took the child to a lone spot, raped and strangulated her using a towel.
Postmortem details awaited.