Class 5 tribal student gangraped and later murdered while on her way to tuition

Ranchi: A 12 year old tribal girl was suspected gangraped and murdered in Jharkhand’s Dumka district on Friday, following which Chief Minister Hemant Soren asked officials to take strict action in the case. The body of the class 5 student, who had left home for tuition, was found behind a bush near Chidi village in Ramgarh police station area, police said.

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“Prima facie, it seems the girl was gangraped and murdered. But this can be confirmed only after receiving the post-mortem examination report,” Superintendent of Police Amber Lakra said.

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An SIT has been formed to investigate the case, the officer said, adding the culprits will soon be arrested.

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