Kolkata, Feb 4 : A nine-year-old girl was found dead with a slit throat under mysterious circumstance in Kolkata’s Jorabagan on Thursday morning, sparking tension in the area.
After police found the partly clothed body bearing multiple injury marks from a rooftop in the neighbourhood, senior police officers led by city Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Murlidhar Sharma visited the spot.
Preliminary investigation suggested that the minor was assaulted and then killed to destroy evidence.
A forensic team and officers of Kolkata Police’s Homicide Cell were also at the spot to collect evidence.
The girl, a resident of north Kolkata’s Sovabazaar area, had come to visit her relatives at Jorabagan. After she went missing on Wednesday evening, her kin lodged a police complaint about her mysterious disappearance.
The area police had carried out a search in the neighbourhood to locate the missing minor.