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Bolpur: On the day of Deepavali, an Adivasi teenage girl has been found murdered in a village in Birbhum district. The girl’s parents have alleged that she had been raped and then murdered to destroy evidence.

The incident has occurred at Lokepur village under Khoyrasol block. The deceased girl had last night gone out with her parents to see Kali Puja in the village. They returned home late in the night: then the parents went to bed in a room and the girl in her.

On getting up in the morning, the parents did not find the girl in her room and started searching for her in the neighbourhood. The search ended in a nearby paddy field where the teenage girl was lying dead with a mutilated body.

The villagers’ informed Lokepur police station and a team of cops arrived soon to send the body for post-mortem. The Adivasi villagers and the bereaved family demonstrated in front of the police alleging that the girl was forced out of her room by some unidentified miscreants and then murdered after rape.

Police, however, said that they cannot confirm whether the girl was actually raped before murder till the post-mortem report comes. As of now, the police have registered a case for unnatural death.