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Malda shocker: Charred body of a woman found, rape suspected

The police found injury marks on her body and a pair of slippers and matchsticks were also recovered nearby.

Days after the gruesome rape and murder of 27-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad shook the nation’s conscience, a body of a young woman burnt beyond recognition has been found in West Bengal’s Malda. As per reports, a woman’s charred body was found in a mango orchard in Malda, West Bengal early this morning. Police suspect that she was raped and killed.

According to reports, the body had suffered severe burns because of which it was difficult to ascertain her identity. The charred body was discovered by local farmers who informed the police. While a probe has been initiated, the police believe that she must be in her early 20s.

Read: Uttar Pradesh: Rape survivor set on fire by her out-on-bail rapists in Unnao, victim suffers 90% burn

The police found injury marks on her body and a pair of slippers and matchsticks were also recovered nearby. Citing sources, Times of India says that the police believe the woman was raped before she was murdered and had her body set on fire.

The news comes just days after the Hyderabad horror where 27 year old Dr Preeti Reddy (name changed) was gang-raped and murdered and then had her body set on fire. The incident created widespread outrage demanding stricter laws for women safety.

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