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The siblings who were found dead at Walayar within a span of 52 days were sexually assaulted as per the post-mortem report, Thrissur Range IG M.R Ajith Kumar said.
Hrithika (11) was found hanging inside her one-room house on January 12 and Sharanya (9), on March 4.
The local police had been saying that there was nothing suspicious in the post-mortem and the chemical test reports of the girl.
Their mother Bhagyavathi told that a close relative of her had been sexually abusing Hrithika and that she had warned him several times on the matter.
“I don’t believe that my children had committed suicide. I had told the police that Sharanya had seen two persons coming out of our house by covering their face a few minutes before Hrithika was found hanging inside the house on January 12”, Bhagyavathi said.
The investigation team on Tuesday took into custody the close relative of the girls and two of his friends, who allegedly sexually assaulted Hrithika.
(with news agency inputs)