Kolkata, Aug. 14 -- The body of a 17-year-old girl was found in Asansol town in Bengal's West Burdwan district on Tuesday morning, three days after she was kidnapped, police said.

The girl's body, found beside a roadside dustbin in the upmarket Upkar Garden area of Asansol, bore injuries and her clothes were torn. The girl's family suspects that she was sexually assaulted before she was murdered, police said. The victim's house is around 4 km away from the place where the body was dumped.

"Her wrist was slashed. We have initiated a probe. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination to ascertain whether she was raped, as suspected by her family," said DP Singh, Asansol-Durgapur police commissioner.

The Class 10 student used to live...