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Feb 20, 2013 at 11:02am IST

Maharashtra: 3 sisters, all minors, raped and murdered in Bhandara

Mumbai: In a shocking case of brutality, bodies of three sisters, all minors, were found in a well in a village in Bhandara district. The post-mortem report has confirmed rape and murder. The girls were aged six, nine and eleven had gone missing on February 14 from their school.

Two days later, their bodies were found in a well half a kilometer away from their village. The police have launched a manhunt to nab the culprits, while enraged locals are demanding a swift probe. IG Rajendra Singh said, "In the last three days, the police have investigated hundreds of people. We will find the culprits soon."

Union Minister Praful Patel said, "The culprits should be nabbed at the earliest and hanged for this. The survivors should be given speedy justice." Patel represents the Bhandara-Gondia parliamentary constituency.

Meanwhile, irate villagers on Tuesday staged protest against the ghastly incident and blocked traffic for some time.

With Additional Inputs from PTI