A minor girl was allegedly abducted, raped and killed in Bihar’s East Champaran district on Saturday. The deceased’s sister-in-law lodged a case at Sugauli police station against 11 people, three of whom have been identified as Bhushan Sahni, Rajendra Sahni, Bhuteli Sahni and Prabhu Sahni. No one has been arrested so far.
The incident took place when the girl and her sister-in-law had gone to the fields to relieve themselves. The girl was abducted while the sister-in-law managed to flee. The girl’s body was found dumped outside her house in Roshanpur Sapha village later in the night.
“We have found strangulation mark on her neck which indicates death from hanging and ligature strangulation,” Station House Officer Sunil Kumar told The Times of India.
Sadar Deputy Superintendent of Police Pankaj Rawat said prima facie it seems to be an act of revenge. “The two families from a village in Sugauli police station area had been fighting over a disputed plot of land for the last several years,” he told the Hindustan Times. “In 2015, the deceased girl’s father and brother were arrested in connection with a murder in the accused family. The duo is still in jail.”
East Champaran Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar Sharma, however, said all evidence suggests that the girl had committed suicide. He told The Times of India that everything will be clear after the postmortem.