After similar incidents in Hyderabad of Telangana, Unnao of Uttar Pradesh and Buxar of Bihar, a burnt dead body of a young, unidentified woman has been found in Malda, West Bengal. According to the police, whether the victim had been raped before she was murdered will be confirmed only after the autopsy of the body.
The body was recovered from the Ambangan area of Malda. Some locals noticed the woman’s body and informed the police. The featured image above show the condition in which the villagers saw the body. Below is a photograph that was taken after the police arrived on the spot.
According to the police, the body was recovered from Dhanatla Kotwali area of the English Bazaar police station. Initially, police reckoned that the woman had been gang-raped before she was burnet. What the police are not sure of is whether the girl was from Malda or she was tortured and killed somewhere else and the corpse was disposed of in Malda.
Police sources say the woman might have been about 20-years old. Her body bears several injury marks. It is feared that the girl was raped amid stiff resistance during which she sustained the injuries and finally she was set on fire.
Confirming the incident, Malda DSP Prasanta Debnath said, “The body was burnt with kerosene. I suspect that the incident happened on the night of 4 December. Many injury marks have been found on the body. Further investigation is currently underway.”
Earlier, on Thursday morning in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, an attempt was made to burn a rape victim alive. The girl was sent to the Trauma Centre of the King George Medical University, Lucknow. She is reported to be in critical condition.
The girl from Unnao was on her way to Rae Bareli for the hearing of the case of rape on Thursday. Since the girl had been raped in Rae Bareli, that is where her own case has been registered.
As soon as the victim came out of her house in Unnao on Thursday morning, the accused splashed kerosene on her and set them on fire.
According to the police, the victim has sustained 90% burns on her body. The victim has but spelt out the names of the five accused. The police have arrested all the accused.
On 4 December, a girl’s burnt body found in the Buxar district of Bihar has made the State live the Hyderabad horror of last week. A forensic team is working to identify the dead body found in the area of jurisdiction of the Itadi police station while politics has intensified on the matter.
Even before that, the incident of gang-rape with a 26-year-old woman veterinarian shook the nation’s conscience last week in Hyderabad, Telangana. The accused there were so diabolical, it is now learnt, that they did not kill the doctor with a weapon and then set her on fire but they set her on fire by spraying petrol right after raping her in turns. In the case of Telangana, a court has sent all the accused on a 10-day police custody while the State government has set up a fast-track court for a daily hearing of the case.