Three sisters, ages 6, 9 and 11 were raped and killed and western India police officials did absolutely nothing for days according to La Prensa.
The young girls bodies were reportedly “thrown into a well” last week in the western Indian state of Maharastra, a senior police officer told the news outlet.
According to a police report, the sisters disappeared after leaving their school. The well in which the three sisters were found two days later was only half a kilometer, or a third of a mile, from their house. Police officer Arti Singh stated that “The three (girls) were raped before being murdered.”
The grandfather of the three killed young girls told NDTV television that “the girls were lured with food,” by unknown abductors.
India’s police initially said that the rape and killing of the three young girls was “an accident” and it was not until the mother of the three girls began to protest, that the case was taken seriously by officials.
“It is unacceptable. All of us have to hang our heads in shame,” Minister Patel said.
In response to the mother’s protest, the central government has now involved state investigators in the case and has asked to be informed about any new developments in the rape and killing of the three young sisters. By now, the manhunt conducted by the police consists of five teams who are searching for the murderers.
IBN contributed to this report.