statesman news service
DIAMOND HARBOUR, 14 JUNE: An unidentified woman aged between 25 to 30 years was found dead at Sector no. 3 of the Falta Industrial area under Ramnagar police station in South 24-Parganas.
Her saree and blouse were torn, police said.
Police said the woman was not from the locality and they suspect she was mentally ill.
The woman was raped and later strangled to death, police said after primary investigation.
Local people, too, said the woman’s mouth was covered with a sack and a tiffin-box and a water bottle were found lying beside her body. Police sent the body for post-mortem to Diamond Harbour hospital but the body was shifted to Kolkata Medical College later, Mr Alok Rajoria, additional police superintendent, said.
Locals said the woman may have been a casual labourer of a company in the industrial area. They alleged women casual labourers in the industrial belt who do night shifts have no security while going to work. So such incidents occur, they said.