An 11-year-old girl died on Sunday, days after being stabbed allegedly by a 13-year-old boy for ignoring his advances in Sonarpur, around 20 km south of Kolkata.
Police have detained the boy and a 22-year-old man was arrested on the basis of a complaint by the girl’s family, said a senior officer of Sonarpur police station.
On January 7, the girl was attacked on her way to school. The accused allegedly used a knife to stab her multiple times, mutilating her face, police said.
“She had left for school on her bicycle. A few minutes later, we came to know that she was lying on the road. We thought she had met with an accident. On reaching the spot, we saw she had been stabbed and her face was mutilated,” said a relative.
Locals said the accused was a student of class nine and lived in the same locality as the victim. The girl’s family members alleged in their police complaint that the boy had been stalking the girl for some time.