Man held for ‘raping, killing’ minor girl in Kolkata

The accused allegedly joined the search party after locking his house.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:June 21, 2017 5:19 am
Minor raped in Kolkata, Kolkata minor rape, Minor girl rape in Kolkata, Midnapore Minor rape case, Rape Cases in Kolkata, West Bengal News, Indian Express News According to police sources, the girl’s family started looking for her around nightfall, when she did not come back after riding her cycle. (Representational Image)

A 35-year-old man allegedly raped and killed an eight-year-old girl, who went missing from her neighbourhood in Kharagpur area of West Midnapore, on Monday. Locals found her body at his house the same day. Police said the accused, Gautam Singh, lured the girl to his house while she was riding her bicycle near her home, and then allegedly raped and killed her.

“Her body was recovered from the house of the accused. It was lying under his bed. Prima facie, the victim was raped. Her body has been sent for autopsy to ascertain the exact cause of death,” Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Kharagpur) Santosh Mondal told The Indian Express. According to police sources, the girl’s family started looking for her around nightfall, when she did not come back after riding her cycle.

Once the news spread, the entire locality launched a search for the girl. Singh — known as a tantrik in the area — allegedly joined the search after locking his house. “When the family could not trace the girl, and decided to search every house in the locality, the accused got nervous. He allegedly tried to convince the family that the girl was picked up by child lifters. One of the neighbours, who grew suspicious of his behaviour, asked him to unlock his house. Locals then forced him to open his house and found blood stains all over the floor.The body was lying under the bed,” said an officer.

Police sources said angry locals attacked the accused upon discovering the body. They also allegedly tried to set Singh’s house on fire, but police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. “The girl was naked, and was lying in a pool of blood. Circumstantial evidence suggests she was raped. But it’s too early to confirm the allegations. We are waiting for all reports. A case has been registered and accused has been arrested, but is currently in the hospital,” an officer said.

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    Binoy
    Jun 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    If convicted this person should be jailed for life.
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      AS
      Jun 21, 2017 at 11:02 pm
      Kharagpur is NOT Kolkata. Cheap attempt to get more views.
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        Avro Deep
        Jun 21, 2017 at 7:32 pm
        another example of a perverted migrant from Bihar wreaking havoc in kolkata just like the CPM the TMC is doing nothing about the huge influx of criminals from Bihar in WB the mainstream media often doesnt divulge names of criminals if they are from Bihar because the image of Bihar must be upheld at all cost
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          Gautam
          Jun 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm
          Demon, must be stone to death . Don't even let him breath, such news now become every days affair.
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            Niel Hirjee
            Jun 21, 2017 at 6:47 am
            Fake news about #kolkata yet again from The Indian Express. Caption "Man held for ‘raping, killing’ minor girl in Kolkata" but happened in Kharagpur, 140 Km from Kolkata. BJP cybercell using The Indian Express as proxy server for propoganda?
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              asit guin
              Jun 23, 2017 at 10:33 am
              What happened to tapasi malik case ? Were debu malik and suhridbaran datta of singur criminals? What CBI had done in tapasi malik case? Tapasi malik case accused got bail! What happened to case? Regarding this case, we have reason to doubt that falsehood is being practiced. Her parent’s role is suspected. They are hiding some facts. CBI once released sketches of four prime accused. Releasing sketches, CBI Superintendent of Police A K Sahai told, "The sketches have been drawn on the basis of interrogation of people and will be distributed all over country." CBI announced a cash reward of Rs one lakh for information about the sketches. Where these sketches had gone? Tapasi’s father and brother might have had something to hide with her un-natural death. Tapasi’s unnatural death was cloudy and complicated. CBI had become suspicious of statements made by Tapasi’s father Monoranjan and brother Surajit. They did not own any plot of land at all. Nor they did till any land.
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