Two people have been detained in relation to the death of a young girl who vanished from her Puducherry home on March 2. Her decaying body was discovered within a sewer close to her home on Tuesday. The suspects are Kakka, also known as Karunas, 19, and Vivekanandan, 56, both of whom live in Muthialpet, according to the police.

A short while after calling a meeting at Police Headquarters on Wednesday to assess the case’s progress, Home Minister A. Namassivayam said that two people had been taken into custody on murder and kidnapping charges as well as under the POCSO and SC/ST Acts.

Lead Superintendent of Police Kalaivanan has established a Special Investigation Team. He stated, “The SIT will investigate if there are further parties involved in the matter.

When asked what caused the death, the Home Minister replied that Jipmer’s post-mortem report was still pending. “More information at this time would be inappropriate as it would impede future research. He went on, “The administration is dedicated to apprehend all of the offenders and guarantee that they get the harshest penalties possible.

The Home Minister responded, “The investigation will cover all aspects,” when questioned about claims that the accused were under the influence of drugs. B. Srinivas, Director General of Police, stated that the SIT will shortly provide a thorough statement.

Announced compensation

The child’s family would receive ₹20 lakh in compensation, according to Chief Minister N. Rangasamy. He promised to compensate the victim’s family at a meeting with a delegation of civic organisations in the Legislative Assembly.

The Chief Minister informed the organisation’s representatives that charges will be filed soon and that the guilty would face the harshest penalties possible.

L-G pays the victim a visit

Sri Lankan Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan paid the kid a visit. She comforted the family members and offered respect to the victim. The lieutenant governor told reporters afterwards that the administration will make sure the offenders receive the worst penalty possible.

Bandh Call

Separately on Wednesday, the INDIA bloc and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam declared a bandh for Friday to protest the government’s inactivity on the ganja problem in Puducherry.

Protest Held

Numerous political parties, non-governmental organisations, and students staged protests in many locations, such as Beach Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Indira Gandhi Square, Rajiv Gandhi Square, and Sivaji Statue, in an effort to bring justice to the kid.

The demonstrators at Shivaji Statue had to be dispersed by police using a minimal amount of force.

In the meantime, social media was rocked by the sad tragedy, with campaigns calling for the victim’s justice trending throughout the day on sites like Facebook and X (previously Twitter). Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, K. Kanimozhi, MP, Khushbu Sundar, a member of the National Commission for Women, and actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan were among the notable individuals who voiced distress over the occurrence.