TINSUKIA: Mystery shrouds over the recovery of the mutilated body of a teenaged girl on Monday morning in an abandoned open cast mine at Ledu in Tinsukia district. While a section suspected that she was moulded by a leopard, others doubted that she was murdered by illegal coal miners.
According to reports, Sabnam Khatun (18) daughter of Md Hasmuddin of Itakhula had gone out to defecate near national highway like usual days. As she did not return even after an hour, the family members located her mutilated body about 500 metres away from her house close to an abandoned OCP of Ledu colliery. Though she was shifted to hospital, she succumbed to her injuries before reaching the hospital. Her face bore marks of injury inflicted by sharp weapons closely resembling to claws of a tiger and also similar to hooks used by illegal miners to extract coal as the path is being regularly frequented by illegal coal miners. The SP Tinsukia Debojit Deuri commenting on the incident said that the cause of her death could be ascertained only after the autopsy report.