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Since 1st March, 1999
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Murder whiff in girl death

Siliguri, Jan. 30: A young girl fell to her death, reportedly from the fifth floor of the 10-storied Niladri Shikhar building on Hill Cart Road here, around 7.15 pm today.

Passers-by, who heard a thud and rushed to the spot, found the girl, aged around 20, lying on the driveway. She died on the way to the subdivisional hospital, just five minutes away.

Police said it can either be a case of suicide or murder. The girl, who is yet to be identified, was wearing a black kurta and yellow pyjama, but her feet were bare. Her pyjama knot was loose, raising the possibility of an attempted rape.

People working in the building, the tallest structure here, said they had never seen the girl before. The fifth floor of the building houses an office of Sikkim-Manipal University.

No arrests have been made till late this night, though the liftman and another employee have been detained for questioning.

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