Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Home Crime West Bengal: Teenaged girl gangraped, murdered and set to fire, body recovered after partially...

West Bengal: Teenaged girl gangraped, murdered and set to fire, body recovered after partially eaten by animals, 3 arrested

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

In an incident similar to the Hyderabad gangrape and murder case, the charred body of a teenaged girl has been recovered in Kumarganj in South Dinajpur in West Bengal. It is alleged that the 17-year-old girl was brutally killed after being gangraped before her body was burnt. The body was found on Monday morning under a culvert between Safanagar and Ashokgram.

The charred body was discovered by residents of Safanagar area when stray dogs were fighting for the flesh of the body. The residents saw blood on the culvert, and after that saw the body under it. According to locals, dogs and jackals had already eaten parts of the body, which has caused huge outrage among people.

The victim is a resident of Gangarampur, around 8 km from where her body was found. On Sunday evening at around 4 PM she had left her house saying that she is going to a market to buy some clothes. But after that she went missing, and her body was found on Monday morning. The body had injury marks by a sharp weapon. The family members allege that the girl was raped before being killed and set to fire, although the rape has not been confirmed by police yet.

Brother of the victim, who identified the body, said that few hours after she left house, her phone was switched off. The family members searched for her during the night but could not find her. When next day they heard that a burnt body of a girl has been found, they rushed to the police morgue and identified her.

She had appeared for secondary examinations last year, and as she had failed in the exams, she was preparing for appearing in it again. She belongs to a very poor family where her parents and elder brother work as labours.

The culvert where her body was found is near the Bangladesh border, and its an isolated place away from residential areas. Near the body, a bag, one footwear and some other evidences have been found by police, but the mobile phone of the girl was missing.

Police have already started investigating the case, and have made three arrests so far. They have been identified as Mahboor Mian, Pankaj Burman and Gautam Burman. Mahboor Mian has been identified as the mastermind of the crime by local media. All of them live in the same area where the girl’s family live, but work outside West Bengal. The victim was known to one of them and she was last seen with him on a two-wheeler. On the basis of that, they were arrested. The three suspects have been sent to 10 days of police custody.

Police have not confirmed whether the girl was raped, saying it can be confirmed after the post-mortem report is available. but according to reports, preliminary investigations show that she was gang-raped after they took her to an isolated place. When she threatened to reveal the same to villagers, they decided to kill her. They tied her hands and attacked her with a sharp weapon. When she was still breathing even after that, they poured petrol on her body and set her on fire before fleeing from the spot. Several parts of the body, including neck and hands, have injury marks of a sharp weapon.

The family members of the girl are members of BJP. Local BJP MP Sukanta Majumber condemned the incident, and declared that a major agitation will be started if the culprits are not caught quickly. Kumarganj Trinamool Congress MLA Toraf Hossain termed the incident as unfortunate and demanded an impartial probe.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Trending now

OpIndia reports cited in fact-finding report on the Delhi anti-CAA riots submitted to Home Minister Amit Shah. Read details

The report by NGO Call for Justice was submitted to Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday.

“Indians are unaware of their rights,” Vinod Dua takes inspiration from US riots and urges people in India to follow suit

Vinod Dua says people in India failed to display their anger like the violent rioters in US did in the name of protests

Relaxation fallout: Anti-CAA lobby to organise nationwide protests to demand the scrapping of UAPA, release of the anti-CAA rioters

The anti-CAA lobby has called to organise a mass protest movement titled 'Sab Yad Rakha Jaega' to mobilise support and corner government on the arrests of anti-CAA rioters

“Utna dimaag hota to comedian kyun banta”: Netizens roast comedian Vir Das for asking critics to not criticise comics unless they have written joke...

In what came across as the 'woke' version of asking people to walk a mile in someone's shoes before criticising them, Vir Das asked people who don't like jokes to not tell the comedians tha their jokes are lame unless they have written jokes themselves.

Hindustani Bhau files police complaint against Ekta Kapoor for ‘inappropriate sex scene’ in her erotic web series XXX 2

Hindustani Bhau took to Instagram on Monday to share a video from outside Mumbai's Khar Police station stating that he has filed the complaint against Ekta and Shobha Kapoor 'for disrespecting our Indian military, national emblem, colonel tag and defaming our country'.

Fact-check: Did Antifa rioters break into a zoo and let loose giraffe, tiger and hippopotamus on the streets in America

On Monday, images of hippopotamus and giraffe roaming on the streets went viral on social media with various claims that these animals were spotted in various parts of America after the violence over African American man George Floyd's killing.

Recently Popular

Woman ‘protestor’ poops on an overturned police car in middle of riots in America. Watch the video (or maybe not)

A woman was seen defecating on a damaged police car in USA, an act video recorded and photographed by onlookers

George Floyd protests: Nike, Louis Vuitton, Macy’s, Adidas stores vandalised and looted by rioters in the US

The 'protests' against George Floyd killing have now escalated into large-scale riots, vandalism and looting of luxury stores

George Floyd killing: Rioter chants ‘La Ilaha Illalaha’ while ‘protesting’ in America

One protester in George Floyd killing protests was heard chanting the Islamic prayer claiming that Allah is the only god

Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ declares war on Minneapolis police force after George Floyd killing, demands criminal charges against all cops involved in the incident

Anonymous said it does not trust the Minneapolis Police Department to "carry out justice" and warned the force to "expect" them

Rajdeep Sardesai tries to mock Sonam Wangchuk by peddling fake news that Statue of Unity is Made in China, deletes it: Read details

The Statue of Unity is actually constructed by Larsen & Toubro in India and not in China as claimed by Rajdeep Sardesai

As in US, so in India: Antifa in India glorifies Naxalism, advocates violence against Sanghis and engages in genocidal rhetoric

India cannot afford to take the threat of Antifa India lightly. India has been waging a war against Red Terror for decades.

Union govt unveils three schemes worth Rs 50,000 crore to make India self-reliant in electronics manufacturing

Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad releases detailed guidelines about the three new initiatives to promote electronics manufacturing

Pakistan: 13-year-old Hindu girl kidnapped and raped by armed men in Sindh province

There have been many cases of abduction, rape, murder and forceful conversions of Hindu girls in Pakistan's Sindh region.

13 staffers at Delhi Lieutenant Governor secretariat test positive for Coronavirus, contacts being traced

Delhi Lieutenant Governor secretariat sanitised after 13 employees working there test positive for coronavirus

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh attacked over casteist remark on Yuzvendra Chahal, netizens demand apology

A couple of month old video clip has emerged on social media where cricketer Yuvraj Singh was seen using a derogatory term for fellow cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal.

OpIndia reports cited in fact-finding report on the Delhi anti-CAA riots submitted to Home Minister Amit Shah. Read details

The report by NGO Call for Justice was submitted to Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday.

Bihar government distributes free condoms to migrant workers returning home after quarantine

The Bihar government has announced that from June 2 (Tuesday), migrant workers returning to Bihar will not be registered for institutional quarantine as travel restrictions have been lifted across the country.

South Korea reports spike in Coronavirus cases after a cluster of cases linked to church emerge in Seoul

The origin of 23 cases out of 35 cases in South Korea was linked to 11 churches in Incheon and two churches in Gyeonggi province.

“Indians are unaware of their rights,” Vinod Dua takes inspiration from US riots and urges people in India to follow suit

Vinod Dua says people in India failed to display their anger like the violent rioters in US did in the name of protests

BMC asks hospital incharges to coordinate with members of radical Islamist outfit PFI for burials of Muslim coronavirus patients

The BMC notice read that a 'task force' made by the radical Muslim organisation will oversee the burial of Muslim coronavirus patients.

Connect with us

229,240FansLike
359,311FollowersFollow
245,000SubscribersSubscribe