New Delhi - Police say investigators are searching villages
in western India for suspects in the rape and killing of three young sisters.
The killing of the girls aged 7, 9 and 11 last week has
horrified Indians still angry over the gang rape and killing of a student on a
moving bus in New Delhi in December.
The youngest girl had earlier been erroneously identified
by Indian news reports as a 5-year-old.
The girls' bodies were found six days ago in a village
well in Bhandara district in Maharashtra after they had gone missing from
The victims' mother said police did not take the case
seriously and did nothing for several days until villagers held protests.
Police officer Abhinav Deshmukh said on Friday that 30
investigators are now working on the case.