A teenage girl was allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered in Bhongir district of Telangana, police said Saturday.
The girl, 14, who had completed her ninth standard, did not return from a special class on Thursday and her father lodged a police complaint.
During a search on Friday, her body was found in a dry well.
A post mortem report said she was murdered after being sexually assaulted.
Alleging that the police did not act swiftly in the incident, villagers held a protest, the police said.
The agitation was called off only after police commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat assured them of catching the culprits soon.
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