Alipurduar, 26th February: An individual has been arrested for rape and murder of an 8-year-old child in the Lal School area of Barobisha in Alipurduar. The deceased child has been identified as Pompi Barman, a student of class 3. The accused arrested has been identified as Shambhu Roy.
According to sources, Pompi had gone out to play, on Tuesday after school. When she did not return home, her family members started looking for her. Meanwhile, Shambhu's wife informed that her husband, Shambhu, had found a shoe on the road. Pompi's family members claimed that the shoe belonged to Pompi and informed the matter to the police.
Shambhu was taken to the police station for interrogation. It was then that he confessed that he had raped Pompi. He also confessed that when the 8-year-old child shouted for help, he chocked her to death and buried her body in the banks of Raidak River. The police recovered Pompi's body from the banks of the river, later at night.