A team comprising police officers from Burtala police station reached Siliguri in search of the two minor girls suspecting that they had fled after killing the woman caretaker of the destitute home run by an NGO in the red light area in North Kolkata.
It may be mentioned that on November 3, Kabita Roy (60) of a short-stay home for destitute children situated in an NGO’s office at Burtala in North Kolkata was killed and two minor girls, who were rescued from the adjacent red light area a day ago, were taken away from the home.
Police had initially suspected that someone else had murdered the woman and took away the girls. Later investigation revealed that the girls had killed the woman as they didn’t want to return to their homes.
Some members of the NGO had found the two minor girls moving around aimlessly in the red light area and rescued them. They are students of Class VIII and IX. But they didn’t know that they were unwilling to go back home.
The police have come to know that the girls had fled with a mobile phone and investigating officers came to know that both of them were hiding somewhere in Siliguri after tracking the mobile phone with them. Thus, a team has been sent to Siliguri in search of the girls.
However, the police had also received information that the girls had left Siliguri on Thursday night and they were heading towards Gujarat in a train. But the police are yet to confirm the source of information that they had received on Friday morning.
Meanwhile, a team of forensic experts visited the destitute home on Friday afternoon. They collected samples from the room where the woman was killed. The experts refused to comment and said that they would be filing a report in this connection to the police. But sources said that they had raised question on preparation of some extra food. Though there were only three persons in the entire office of the NGO and the destitute home situated in the second floor, the victim had cooked food of around five persons.