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Minor Girl Killed Over Land Dispute

2015-01-12 22:49

Krishnanagar, Jan. 12: A 30 year old woman was arrested by Nadia police on Monday allegedly for killing a six year old girl of her neighbor to settle personal score over a land dispute.

The bizarre incident occurred in Barochupria village of Hanshkhali in Nadia.

Police have arrested Nasima Biwi for killing Muslina Khatun, a student of class one at a local primary school, who was found dead at a paddy field on Monday morning. There were a number of injury marks over the body of the girl, police said.

“Preliminary findings suggest that girl was killed by strangulation. We have sent the body for post mortem to ascertain the reason behind the death”, an office of Hanskhali police station said.

The neighbors had first nabbed Nasima and started questioning being suspicious about her behavior since the girl went missing.

The victim girl, daughter of construction worker, went missing since Sunday afternoon after she left home to play with some of the neighboring children.

Police have also arrested two of her relatives – Enamul Biswas and Rasul Amin Tarafdar, on the basis of her statement given to the sleuths during interrogation.

The body was sent for post mortem to Saktinagar district hospital in Krishnanagar.

A case has been started at the Hanshkhali police station on the basis of a complaint lodged by the girl’s mother.

According to police, accused Nasima has a long pending dispute over a piece of land adjacent to her home.

“A dispute over common border of the land becomes the bone of contention between victim’s father Badruddin Mandal and Nasima for long. In past repeated incidents of clashes occurred between the two neighboring families. However, we never imaged that it could took such a turn”, a neighbor said.

A police officer said, “Nasima under pressure of the locals confessed that she with the help of two of her relatives killed the girl”.

“Nasima took the girl to the adjacent mustard field and strangulated her to death to avenge her score over the land”, a police officer said.

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