Seven-year-old girl burnt and dumped by man tried to rape her in Chennai

The girl was stuffed in her mouth to prevent screaming which led to suffocation

Seven-year-old girl burnt and dumped by man tried to rape her in Chennai

A Class 3 student in Chennai where the whole attention is focused on the political dilemma going on, was sexually assaulted, suffocated, burnt and dumped in a basket n the highway on Sunday.

The girl was stuffed in her mouth to prevent screaming which led to suffocation. The brutal crime has sent shockwaves across the state.

The 7-year-old girl was picked when she was playing near her apartment at Mugalivakkam in Chennai last evening. Her parents were reportedly gone out while she was playing. By the time they have returned the girl was not anywhere nearby.


They reported their daughter missing after searching so many apartments.

Based on the parents' complaint the police have tracked down a man named Tushyant, after doing inquiries in the neighbourhood. The man is reportedly confessed to the crime.

According to NDTV, the man told the police that he tried to molest the child and when she started screaming, he stuffed her mouth with a cloth to shut her down.

When he realised that she had stopped breathing, he burnt the body, stuffed in a travel bag and dumped it on the highway.

The incident has shocked the city which is in the middle of a power fight between VK Sasikala and the state's acting Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

The opposition DMK has accused that a confusion exists over the administration whether to report Chief Minister or the chief of the ruling party.