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Gang attacks family, girl dead; mom, sister hurt badly


An engineering college girl student was hacked to death while her mother and elder sister suffered serious injuries in an attack by an unidentified gang at Villapuram locality here in the wee hours of today.


Police said M Latha Mangeswari (45), her daughters M Kayalvili (23) and M Chithirai Selvi (20) were asleep, when the gang entered their house and attacked them with sickles.


In the attack, Chithirai Selvi, studying in a private engineering college, died on the spot while her mother and elder sister suffered serious injuries.


The gang managed to escape under the cover of darkness.


Latha Mangeswari and Kayalvili were rushed to Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here where their condition was stated to be critical.


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