Seven schoolboys have been arrested for raping and killing a 12-year-old girl who was found hanged from a tree in India.
Local media report the unnamed victim was found hanged from a tree in the village of Chakla village in the Biswanath District in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on Saturday.
Reports state the boys had undertaken their High School Leaving Certificate exams and then called the victim to go to a house, telling her they were organising a party.
The boys are then suspected to have raped the girl before they hanged her from a tree in a forest close to the home, according to a senior police official quoted in local media.
The boys, who have not been named, are said to have taken their class 10 board examinations. The police official said they had gone on the run after the crime but had then been arrested by a police unit.
Students in class 10 in India are usually between 15 and 16 years old.
It is unclear how they are suspected of having killed the girl.
The investigation is ongoing and it is unclear if the suspects have been charged.
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