17-year-old girl found dead in Murshidabad, father blames boyfriend
A 17-year-old girl in a locality of Murshidabad’s Dhulian, found seemingly drugged near her home, died late on Monday night on way to the hospital.
The girl’s father complained to the police that she was poisoned by her boyfriend, whose marriage proposal the family had recently rejected in favour of someone else.
“The father has not said so this in the report, but he claimed that in the ambulance his daughter was still conscious and claimed to have been raped,” said a police officer.
The girl reportedly left home at 10.30am on Monday saying she was going to school for an exam. She did not return.
Around 8pm, worried family and neighbours who had been looking for her, found her in a nearby mango orchard. Sources said she seemed semi-conscious and her speech was slurred.
The girl’s father in his complaint alleged the boyfriend took her away on his motorcycle and proceeded to kill her.
“We have started a case and will take action depending on post-mortem results on Tuesday. No arrest has been made yet,” said Jangipur police superintendent, Y. Raghuvamshi.