A manhunt is on for the suspects that left three sisters killed after they had also been raped. The young girls had gone missing from school and were later found in a village well. The incident happened in Maharashtra, India and MSN shared the details on Feb. 21.
Villagers in the area are outraged over the brutal attacks and rapes that left three sisters killed last week. The names of the girls or family have not been made public, but the mother of the girls says that at first the case was not taken seriously by police. She says that they did nothing for two days, and one officer has been suspended for his inaction.
The treatment of women in India has been under intense scrutiny particularly lately. While there are indications that the government is getting serious about better protections for women, it clearly comes much too late for this young trio of girls.
The Hindu notes that the three sisters killed were ages 11, 8 and 6 and they went missing on Feb. 14. They were found on Feb. 16 in a farmhouse well not far from the village. The post-mortem report indicated all three girls likely were raped, but the cause of death was not clear in the report.
The police originally indicated the girls died in an accident, which is when villagers poured into the streets in outrage. The family lost the father of the girls five years ago, so the sisters were being raised by their mother and grandparents. It seems so far the men responsible for the attacks and murders of the three sisters killed remain entirely at-large.