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Siliguri: AN adivasi teenage girl has been found murdered at her home in North Dinajpur’s Karandighi. Her parents have alleged that she had been gang-raped and strangled to death.

The deceased, 14-year-old Mousumi Tudu (name changed), was a student of class-VIII. She was the daughter of a farmer at Kaderganj village under Karandighi police station area.

According to her father, he and his wife went out around 11 pm last night to watch a theatre in the village. They left Mousumi alone at home as there are several houses located at close distance.

On returning home post-midnight, the parents found the door ajar and Mousumi lying dead on her bed. There was strangulation marks on her neck, blood was oozing out of her nose and private parts, and there was dust in her body.

This made the parents believe that their daughter was dragged out of home by a group of men and then she was raped in the bushes located near the house. As Mousumi died of torture, her body was dumped back on the bed.

On being alerted by the family, a team from Karandighi police station came and sent the body for post-mortem at Raiganj District Hospital.