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13-year old kidnapped, raped; police crack case in 12 hours

The police on Thursday cracked a case within 12 hours of kidnapping and raping a 13-year old minor girl who was abandoned at Ambaulim hillock in Quepem talauka. The girl is being rescued and treated in the hospital. The police have also arrested a 23-year old boy as a suspect.

The Maina Curtorim police swiftly moved into action after a complaint was registered by victim’s mother on Wednesday evening. Their daughter had not returned from the School. After thorough investigation, the police zeroed down on 23-year old family friend Melvyn Fernandes as a suspect. While he was arrested, people of Ambaulim told the police about a girl found unconscious with injuries on her face at one of the hillocks. 

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