New Delhi, Aug 20: A maggot-infested body of a three-year-old was found from a drain in Madhya Pradesh’s Burhanpur area. Her body had several injury marks and had one hand missing. It is suspected that the minor was allegedly kidnapped, gangraped and smothered to death. Doctors have been waiting for the viscera report to confirm sexual assault of the minor.

The girl, according to the reports, had gone missing on Wednesday while she was playing outside her house. Her grandparents were in the verandah and her parents were working in their field, city superintendent of police Ajay Kumar said. The incident was reportedly happened when she went to relieve herself in a drain.

“She had gone to the drain to relieve herself, but five minutes later when her grandparents called her, there was response. After they failed to find her, they informed her parents who rushed to the police station and filled a missing person report. The police began searching for her and even used sniffer dogs, but couldn’t find her,” Ajay Kumar said, NDTV reported.

Her body was found on Saturday. A Civil surgeon said that there were there were maggots all over her body. “We can say from her injuries that she was sexually assaulted and then suffocated to death,” he said.