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SOCM News Bureau
KOZHIKODE: The people of Maniyoor grama panchayat bid a tearful adieu to Shahana, the fourth standard student of MLP school, Cherandathur who was brutally strangled to death by a middle-aged man, who tried to molest her.
Thousands thronged her home to pay last respect to her, before being laid to rest at Cherandathur Juma Masjid in the evening. The postmortem of Shahana was conducted at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital, which established that she was strangled to death. She was not sexually molested however.
According to K S Gopakumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vatakara, the nine-year-old Shahana, daughter of Sajitha, had gone to the house of Vazhavalappil Mayankutty to drink water during the interval time. He lured the girl inside the house and then kissed her and tried to molest her.
At this Shahana raised her voice and threatened to reveal it to her teachers and mother which panicked him and he strangled her using his daughter�s shawl.
The police said that during interrogation Mayankutty had confessed to his crime. He had planned to dispose the body in a nearby river in the night.
The body of Shahana was found in a plastic bag from the terrace of the house of Mayankutty when the teachers and the residents of the area searched his house after spotting her slippers outside his house.
Then the Payyoli police reached the spot and took Mayankutty into custody.
Source: Express News Service