Kota: Body of missing minor girl found near Jawahar Sagar Dam

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The body of a 17-year-old girl who had been missing for the past two days was found in a forest near the Jawahar Sagar Dam in Kota.

A girl who was preparing for NEET was found dead near Jawahar Sagar Dam in Kota (Photo: Representational)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Police discovered the body of a missing minor in a forest near Jawahar Sagar Dam
  • The deceased was a 17-year-old girl preparing for NEET
  • Police suspect an online friend was behind the crime

Police found the body of a 17-year-old girl, who had been missing, in the forest of Jawahar Sagar Dam in Kota. The girl’s body was found in a fully dressed state, according to police. The girl was preparing for NEET and was staying in a hostel in the Rajiv Gandhi region for nearly the past two months.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Circle Office (CO) told PTI that it seems that she was killed after she was hit with a stone, adding that the cause of death would be ascertained only after the post-mortem of the girl.

The minor had not returned to her hostel since the past two days after she had left for her coaching. CCTV footage showed her leaving with a young man on his scooty, police revealed.

‘PICNIC’ NEAR THE DAM

As per preliminary investigation by the police, the young man, Kishan Gupta, was a friend she had made on social media. Gupta, a 20-year-old resident of Gujarat, had come to Kota on Saturday and taken her for a picnic near the dam.

A senior police official said that efforts to apprehend Gupta are underway as a team has left for Gujarat.

The motive behind the murder would be confirmed only after the suspect is arrested and questioned, the official added.

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