Missing schoolgirl found lying grievously injured on road
Kolkata: In yet another horrific display of atrocity on minors, a Class IX student of a school in South Kolkata was found unconscious at Golf Garden area on Friday morning with injury marks on various parts of her body. She has been fighting for life at MR Bangur Hospital. She had gone missing while going to school on Thursday.
Her school uniform was found torn and there were blood stains on her clothes. According to the circumstantial evidence, police suspect that the teenager might have been raped and also beaten up by the assailants.
A woman, who was passing through a narrow lane near BD Memorial School on Friday morning to deliver newspapers, spotted the girl lying on the road. Her school bag was also found next to her, containing some clothes.
The woman immediately drew the attention of the local residents, who rushed to the spot and took the victim to MR Bangur Hospital where she has been fighting for life. The doctors are examining to ascertain whether the girl was raped before she was thrashed and dumped on the road.
Police said that the narrow lane where the girl was found connects two residential apartments in the area and it often remains desolate. Police are also investigating to know when the assailants had dumped her on the lane.
Local people alleged that she had been raped before being dumped on the lane. Police have recovered a locket and a chain from the place.
Police were unable to record her statements as her condition has been stated to be serious. According to the police, the victim is a resident of Jadavpur and studies in a school in Tollygunge.
She did not return home from school on Thursday afternoon. She was supposed to go to a private tuition class at Kalabagan area after returning. As she did not come home, her family members believed that she had gone to the tuition class directly from the school.
As the victim did not return in the evening, her family members started a search operation. After failing to get any trace of her, they registered a complaint at the local police station at around 11 pm on Thursday.
The family members told police that she had stepped out of the house at around 10 am on Thursday, for going to school. According to the preliminary investigation, police came to know that the victim did not go to school on Thursday. The investigators believe that she might have been abducted while going to school.
Police are going through the CCTV footages in the nearby areas to identify the culprits. They suspect that she was dumped in the area in the wee hours of Friday. There were several injuries on her forehead and other parts.
Police said that the girl used to live with her grandparents. The investigators are waiting for the medical report of the victim.