A 7-year-old girl, who went missing on Monday evening, was found dead in Kasthurinaicken Pudur near Pannimadai in Thudiyalur on Tuesday. According to the police, the girl was playing in front of her house when she went missing.
After the parents filed a complaint at the Thadagam police station at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, the police began a search and found her body in a small lane, 40m away from her house, at 7.30 a.m.
The body was sent to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital for post-mortem.
The police said that no external injury was found. The police are probing to ascertain whether the girl was sexually abused.
Relatives of the girl and the public protested in front of CMCH demanding that the accused should be arrested. Over 40 people participated in the protest.
The Race Course police rushed to the spot and pacified the protesters after which they dispersed.