Ninth grader killed after ‘rape’

A schoolgirl was killed allegedly after rape in Gopinathpur of Lakshmipur’s Sadar upazila on Friday

The victim was Hiramoni Begum, a ninth grader of Palerhat High School.

Some miscreants raped Hiramoni when she was alone at home as her mother went to Dhaka for her father’s treatment recently, said officer-in-charge of Sadar police station Md Moslem Uddin.

Later, they strangulated her to death and fled, the OC said.

Neighbours informed police after spotting the body in her house, the officer said.

The body was sent to the Sadar Hospital for an autopsy, he added.