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Murdered Bengal woman’s body found in a bush, mother suspects she was gang-raped first

The victim worked at a hotel to support her family after she was left by her husband, a few years ago, for another woman.

india Updated: Dec 05, 2019 15:18 IST
Sreyasi Pal
Sreyasi Pal
Hindustan Times, Kolkata
Mother of the murdered Bengal woman suspects her daughter was gang raped first.
Mother of the murdered Bengal woman suspects her daughter was gang raped first. (AP Photo/Representative)
         

A 34-year-old Bengal woman’s body was found behind a bush near national highway 34 in Murshidabad district on Wednesday morning. Her mother alleged she was gang-raped before killed. Victim’s body has been sent for an autopsy.

The woman lived in Sagardhighi area with her two minor sons and had a daughter who was married. Neighbours told police that she had left home on Tuesday evening.

The victim’s mother said she had “heard” that her daughter was gang-raped before she was killed. She said the victim worked at a hotel to support her family after she was left by her husband a few years ago for another woman.

“I have heard that my daughter was gang-raped. I want stern punishment for the culprits,” the mother said.

Her neighbours said they suspected one of her lovers’ involvement in the crime.

A sub-divisional police officer of Jangipur, Prasenjit Banerjee, said the body had been sent to Jangipur hospital for an autopsy to establish if she was also raped.