Tripura: 17-year-old girl raped, murdered

Dharmanagar (Tripura) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): In yet another incident of crime against women in the country, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered at Madhubari in Dharmanagar town of North Tripura district.

Reportedly the incident took place on Saturday late night at around 12.30 am.

The victim was raped and then murdered, following which the perpetrator proceeded to dump her body in a bathroom of discarded house.

The student left her house after she received a call from a 'known person' and did not return home thereafter.

The police found the body of the deceased on the following day with multiple wounds from an abandoned house on Link Road.

Dharmanagar Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Jyotishman Das Choudhury informed that police arrested a suspect, identified as Rajat Tanti, who "admitted" to police that he raped and murdered the girl.

He was produced in a local court under tight security as large number of people including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters had gathered there and demanded death penalty of the culprit.

According to the BJP, the victim was an active member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPIM youth organization Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI).

The victim families' lawyer Ajit Das informed that it was a heinous crime and the punishment for which is death penalty.

Tripura is among the states that records the highest crime against women in India.(ANI)