A 15-year-old was allegedly raped and then murdered at Basirhat area of North-24 Parganas.
The teenager had gone missing since Saturday. Locals found her body hanging from a tree near her house. Police officials later came and retrieved her body. Bablu Das,a resident of the locality was involved with her romantically and of late they used to get into fights.
He called her last night and she had been missing since. We are sure he is the one who raped and killed her. To save himself,he hanged her from the branch with her dupatta, the victims sister said.
Based on the complaint,Bablu Das was arrested. We have arrested him. The body has been sent for post-mortem. It looks like she was killed before being hanged because when we found the body,it was not hanging in a way a person would have if she committed suicide, an official of Basirhat PS added.