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Kids killed after rape

Nagpur, Feb. 19: Three minor school-going sisters reported missing in Union minister Praful Patel’s constituency near Nagpur were raped and murdered, the post-mortem report said today, days after the bodies were fished out of a well.

Police in Bhandara, from where Borkar siblings Tanuja 11, Prachi, 9 and Priya, 6, were reported missing since February 14 before their bodies were found in the well three days later, suspect the fallout of an old enmity between two families. Two suspects have been picked up.

The findings of the post-mortem have sparked tension in the area, which had witnessed caste riots following the killings of four Dalits in 2006.

Minister Patel today visited the family and asked the cops to solve the case quickly. The NCP leader’s party is part of the ruling Maharashtra coalition led by the Congress.