Kolkata: An eight-year-old girl found murdered close to her uncle's house on Thursday morning. This heinous crime took place in North Kolkata.
Locals allegedly said that the victim was sexually abused and beaten up before being murdered. They also added that the crime was done by some known person as it was difficult for anyone to kidnap her from a lane that remains always crowded. However, Police are waiting for the post mortem report.
According to officials, the deceased had come to visit her maternal uncle at Jorabagan. On Wednesday late in the evening, she was playing in a lane in front of the house and after 8:30 pm she went missing.
Murli Dhar, Joint Commissioner (Crime) of Kolkata said, " according to locals, the girl went missing on Wednesday and her body was found from the staircase on the third floor of a nearby building. The investigation is underway. We hope to crack the case very soon".
Police stated that they are scanning CCTV footage from cameras installed in local shops.
Also, sniffer dogs and forensic teams were included for working on this case. Police officers have found a knife, broken teeth, and hair strands from the spot. A member of the forensic team stated that they have collected some exhibits and it was sent to the library.
Ananya Chakraborti Chatterjee, chairperson of the West Bengal Commission for the protection of child rights said, "We have sought a report from the police commissioner. If it is proved that the girl was sexually abused, beaten, and murdered, the guilty would surely get life term imprisonment. The judge may even sentence him to death."
Today, it was found that the caretaker did this heinous crime. Police arrested him.