A 12-year-old lady was allegedly raped and killed, police mentioned. (Representational)

Palanpur:

A 12-year-old listening to and speech-impaired lady was allegedly raped and killed by her cousin in Deesa city of Gujarat’s Banaskantha district, police mentioned on Saturday.

The sufferer’s physique was recovered from an remoted spot close to Moti Bhakhar village of Dantiwada taluka within the morning, deputy superintendent of police Kushal Oza mentioned.

“Prima facie, it seems that the 12-year-old lady was raped after which murdered by the accused recognized to be her cousin. The physique was despatched for autopsy and the report is awaited,” the official mentioned.

The sufferer’s 25-year-old relative has been detained for questioning, he mentioned, including that the case is being investigated by Dantiwada police.

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