Coochbehar: Decomposed body of minor girl recovered in Mekhliganj; murdered after rape, alleged locals

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On 11 June, dead body of a physically deaf and dumb girl recovered from farm land in Mekhliganj of Coochbehar district. She was missing for three days.

Girl from Mekhliganj, physically deaf and dumb, was missing from the evening of 8 th June. The dead body of the girl has been recovered from a farm land in the Uchulpukuri area under the Mekhliganj Police Station. The 16 years old girl has been identified as Mousumi Barman. She was missing from the last Tuesday and thus her family registered a missing complaint in the Mekhliganj Police Station.

Hearing the news of body recovered, locals gathered in the spot in large numbers. According to some locals, the body was almost rot. She may have been raped and murdered, alleged locals. SDPO of Mekhliganj Alokranjan Munsi along with Officer in charge of Mekhliganj Police Station Bhaskar Roy reached the spot. They recovered the body and sent for post mortem.

However, the farm land from where the dead body was recovered, is only 300 metres away from the victim’s home. Her body has already been sent for Post Mortem. The Police is trying to dig out if the girl was raped before killing her, as speculated by many of the villagers.

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