Kochi (PTI): Veteran actor Mohanlal on Monday announced that his upcoming film "Malaikottai Vaaliban" with acclaimed director Lijo Jose Pellissery will hit the screens on January 25, 2024.

The Malayalam cinema star shared the news in a post on microblogging site X.

"The countdown has begun! Vaaliban is arriving in theatres worldwide on 25th January 2024! #VaalibanOnJan25 #MalaikottaiVaaliban," Mohanlal tweeted.

The actor had officially announced the project with Pellissery -- known for movies such as "Jallikattu", "Angamaly Diaries" and "Ee.Ma.Yau" -- last October.

"Malaikottai Vaaliban" is produced by John and Mary Creative, Max Labs, Century Films and Saregama.

It also stars Sonalee Kulkarni and Danish Sait.

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Agra: In a shocking incident, a 6-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her neighbour for buying a packet of chips in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh. The police on Tuesday night recovered the body at the residence of the accused, which was kept in a sack for disposal, reports Times Of India.

According to police, the girl went missing on Tuesday morning from her Aligarh colony. Her family later in the evening filed a missing report at Nagar Kotwali police station. With the help of CCTV camera footage that led them to her neighbour's house, the police found her body. The accused was arrested and his two brothers were detained.

"During probe, one of the accused confessed to the crime. He said he had sent the girl to buy paan masala for Rs 20, but she returned with a packet of chips. When he scolded her, she misbehaved with him and he killed her. We're awaiting the autopsy report to take further action," SP (city) Mrigank Shekhar Pathak said.