Several Vehicles Torched In West Bengal After Alleged Gang-Rape And Murder Of Class 10 Student

Postmortem reports of the victim state that the death of the girl was “effect of poison” and there were “no injury marks”.

Neel Raju Nalawade

July 20, 2020

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West Bengal’s National Highway 31 turned into a disastrous battlefield on Sunday afternoon and evening after locals protested against the alleged gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl. According to the victim’s sister, the girl who was murdered had just passed her class 10 board exam. Her family had registered a complaint after she suddenly went missing last night. Later, her body was spotted under a tree. Locals have alleged that the girl was gang-raped and later murdered. Two bicycles and some mobile phones found at the scene have been handed over to the police.

The protests lasted for several hours and at least three buses and police vehicles were torched. After conducting a post mortem of the victim, The West Bengal Police tweeted mentioned the case of death as “effect of poison” and there were “no injury marks”. “Inquest by a magistrate and videography of the Post Mortem was done. There is no sign of sexual or physical assault,” the police tweeted. The situation has been brought under control and an investigation has been launched into the death of the girl.

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