Teenage girl raped, killed in Chhattisgarh

Korba, March 28 (KMS): A teenage girl was raped and killed in Chhattisgarh state of India.

The Class 12 student was raped and killed by a 23-year-old man in Surajpur district and the latter tried to pass it off as a case of suicide, police said.

The police arrested the man, who allegedly strangled the victim to death and then hanged her body from a ceiling fan at her house in Bhatgaon police station limits, Surajpur Additional Superintendent of Police Harish Rathore said.
As per preliminary investigation, the victim, a Class 12 student, appeared for her practical exam and then returned home in Surajpur, located around 300 km from the state capital Raipur.

Her mother was in Bilaspur to take care of her ailing father, who was admitted in a hospital there.

“On finding the victim alone in the house, the accused went there. He allegedly raped her and then strangled her to death with her scarf. The man then hanged the body from a ceiling fan and wrote a note on her hand with a pen to make it appear as a case of suicide,” the official said.

Later, the victim’s brother and neighbours found her hanging and informed the police, he said.

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