Bengal: Man held for rape, murder of 9-yr-old

Police sources said the girl’s semi nude body was recovered with a slit throat.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: January 12, 2015 12:29 am

A minor, allegedly raped, was found murdered at a village in Malda’s Kaliachak area. The accused was arrested and presented at the Malda court on Sunday, which sent him to three-day police custody.

The incident took place on Saturday when the nine-year-old victim was out with her five-year-old brother at a mango orchard to tend goats and collect sticks for fuel.

The accused, a local, allegedly saw the two. He gave some sticks to the boy and asked him to return home. While the boy returned, the girl couldn’t be found. Unable to find her, the girl’s parents filed a missing complaint in the evening at the police station.

Late Saturday, villagers spotted her body at the garden. Police sources said the girl’s semi nude body was recovered with a slit throat. She also had injury marks on her ear. Later, the accused was arrested. “Prima facie it appears to be a case of rape and murder but the exact reason will be known after the postmortem report arrives,” said police.

Meanwhile, locals, alleging police inaction, held a protest. The victim’s father is a daily labourer.

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    asit guin
    May 30, 2015 at 2:51 am
    During LF days, Dhananjay rapist was hanged. During Trina days, what happened? In the park street rape case, police worked. But investigating police officer Damayanti Sen is transferred. This caused a wrong signal for miscreants that somebody is there at top to look after them. Irresponsible comments by TMC leadership including party supremo are to be blamed for rising instances of crime in Bengal. These Leaders are responsible for creating a situation where atrocities against women have become common. When a top leader like chief minister says that rape is fabricated story, such a thing it is bound to embolden miscreants. ;;,,