Dhupguri/Jalpaiguri, Sept.3 ANI | 4 months ago

The uncle of a teenage girl whose body was found near railway tracks, has claimed that his niece was raped and killed, thereby trashing reports about her committing suicide. He indirectly held members of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) responsible for the incident.

"My brother-in-law was beaten up and my niece protested. They threatened her. If she committed suicide, why was she without clothes? I think they raped and then killed her and left her near the tracks," said Moael Roy, the deceased girl's uncle.

Roy further said that the girl had protested against the village kangaroo-court's decision that her father should be punished for not paying for a power tiller that he had rented.

"When she tried to stop the villagers from thrashing her father, the 'court' allegedly turned on her. She vanished from the kangaroo court after the incident and nobody could trace her, later her body was found near the tracks," he added.

The deceased girl's uncle stated that a complaint has not been lodged with the police yet and added that a TMC leader Gobinda Bhowmick had threatened his niece.

(Posted on 03-09-2014)

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