Dispur: The half-burnt body of a teenager was on Sunday recovered from a paddy field in Assam’s Kokrajhar. Prima facie has revealed that the woman was 18-years-old and was subjected to rape, and later, burnt to death. Also Read - With 35 Deaths, 1400 Confirmed Cases in India, Delhi's Nizamuddin Emerges as New Epicentre of Coronavirus
“The woman was missing since Friday. Her body was found with hands tied at a paddy field in Gendrabeel area of the district Saturday night. It seems she was raped, but nothing can be said for sure before the arrival of the postmortem report,” the officer said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Delhi Govt Marks Over 20,000 Houses as 'Home Quarantine' to Ensure Social Distancing
A probe has been launched into the matter. Meanwhile, efforts are also on to nab the culprit. Also Read - Assam Reports First COVID-19 Case, Begins Rapid Search Over Suspected Cases From Delhi Mosque Event
In another incident, the body of a minor girl was found stuffed in a trolley bag at a roadside near Yamuna Biodiversity Park on Sunday. Police were informed about the incident at 7.30 AM and a team from the Timarpur police station visited the spot, an official said.
When police opened the unclaimed bag, the body of an almost eight to nine-year-old girl was found, Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) Nupur Prasad said. The police spotted a strangulation mark on the neck of the victim, she said.
The body was rushed to Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital.
Meanwhile, police are also scanning through profiles of missing girls and trying to identify the deceased, the DCP said.