A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped and strangulated to death while she was returning home from school in Nadia district, police said today.
According to police, the Class 7 student had Monday taken shelter under a railway shed in Gede area as it was raining. Her neighbour, Bimal Sardar, offered to share his umbrella with her and walk her home.
Police said Sardar accompanied by two other associates took her behind a turmeric bush and gangraped her. They then strangulated her to death.
Her body was recovered by the police Tuesday morning, the officials said. Locals, who had seen the girl with Sardar, handed him over to the police after beating him up.
DSP (HQ) Dibyajyoti Das said, "The accused Bimal is now in police custody. He confessed his fault in the interrogation. He also told the names two of his associates, but they are absconding. Police will arrest them soon."