Police in India have detained three men in the western state of Maharashtra in connection with the rape and murder of three sisters. The girls, aged six to 11, had been missing since February 14th. Their bodies were found two days later in a well in their village in Bhandara district, 124 miles from Mumbai.
The incident comes barely two months after the fatal gang rape of a student in Delhi caused outrage across India.
Police said the post-mortem reports of the three girls had confirmed that they were raped and murdered. Bhandara police chief Aarti Singh told reporters that the motive behind the crime was not yet known. "The girls' mother believes the involvement of an acquaintance in the crime, but we are not sure," she said.