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By A Newsman

Siliguri, 17 March: A teenage girl has committed suicide in Jalpaiguri after she was allegedly raped by none other than her uncle. The accused, Sanjit Roy (30), is married and is employed as a civic police volunteer in Siliguri.

Although the incident took place yesterday, police are yet to arrest the accused uncle of the girl.

According to the girl’s parents who live at Pradhan Para in Jalpaiguri, taking advantage of the family relation, Sanjit had yesterday afternoon called her to a tea garden located a little away from their house.

The girl returned home towards evening and locked herself in her bedroom, at that time her parents were out of home. On their return, they called out for their daughter, but failing to yield a response, they broke open the door. Inside, they found the girl hanging from the ceiling with a scarf.

Her body was subsequently removed by Jalpaiguri Sadar police and sent to the district hospital for post-mortem.

Following the girl’s death, her bereaved parents alleged that she was raped by Sanjit and unable to withstand the assault by a near relative, the teenager has ended her life. Police, however, for now have registered a case of unnatural death saying that a rape case could only be stated after the post-mortem report came.