Deaf teenager raped & murdered at her home in rural Tamil Nadu

In yet another tragic incident that highlights the vulnerability of disabled women to sexual assaults, a 17-year-old deaf girl was found raped and murdered near her home.

The incident took place at Acharampatti village in Tamil Nadu's Tirupattur district.

Police say that the girl was alone at home, while her father and mother were at work. Her younger sister was in school. The victim had dropped out of school after class 8.

The accused entered her home when she was alone and raped and killed her. She was found after another woman found her body and alerted the police.

The teenager had injuries in the head and ear. Her house was in an isolated area in the village and no one saw what happened. The police have formed three special teams to find the men responsible.

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