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Jun 15, 2013 at 04:02pm IST

West Bengal: Decomposed body of a girl found, family alleges gangrape

Murshidabad: The decomposed body of a 16-year-old girl was recovered from a paddy field in Murshidabad in West Bengal on Saturday morning. The Class 9 student had gone missing from her home on June 11.

The family members of the girl have alleged that she was raped and murdered by a local resident, who they claim is absconding along with his family members since the Class 9 student went missing.

"She went missing on Tuesday around 8 pm. We asked around in the locality if anyone had seen her. The ones we suspected were missing. We then filed an FIR and waited as the police assured they will find the girl. Then we found her body in the park. There were many men involved. She was gangraped and then killed," said one of the girl's relatives.

The police have refused to confirm if it was a rape case as the girl's body was found in a highly decomposed state. No arrests have been yet made in the case.

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