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West Bengal: Muhammad Abbas brutally murdered a minor Hindu girl(13) in Siliguri, arrested

Within twenty-four hours of the recovery of the dead body of a minor Hindu girl, the police arrested a youth named Muhammad Abbas(22). Today, during the press Meet, DCP Abhishek Gupta said, “After analysing CCTV footage, and talking to the residents, we identified the accused and arrested him.”

Yesterday, on 21st of August afternoon, around 3 PM, while returning from school, on the road at Rabindrapally of Patharghata Gram Panchayat area, a boy heard that a girl is screaming in pain. The boy called locals and rushed into an abandoned house beside the road. There, locals found the girl, wearing a school uniform, lying on the floor in a pool of blood. Her face was smashed with a heavy object. Within a few minutes, the girl breathed her last. 

Image: Dead body of the minor Hindu girl

Locals informed Matigara Police. Officials from Matigara Police Station along with ACP Rajen Chhetri and DCP Abhishek Gupta reached the spot. The body was soon sent for postmortem. 

The Police launched an investigation into the brutal murder after forming a Special Investigation Team. During the investigation, the Police analysed footage from all available installed CCTV cameras in that area. Also, police talked to the locals and roadside shop owners of that area. 

In a press meeting, DCP Abhishek Gupta said, “After analysing CCTV footage and talking to the locals, we are able to identify the accused. Around 2 AM, we launched an operation and arrested the accused youth, Muhammad Abbas. He was hiding.”

The Police also informed that during interrogation, Muhammad Abbas confessed his crime. 

On the day of the incident, the girl was returning from her school. Muhammad Abbas was following the girl and as the road was lonely, he abducted the girl and took her to the abandoned house. There, he tried to rape the girl. But, the girl resisted and this enraged Abbas. So, he smashed her head with a heavy stone and left. 

The minor Hindu girl is identified as Pramita Pradhan(13; Name changed). She was a student at a Nepali medium school in the Darjeeling Mor area. 

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