Jalpaiguri: The naked body of a girl, who tried to save her father from being beaten by locals for failing to pay for a rented tractor at a village meeting, has been found lying on railway tracks at Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district.
After identifying the body, her father lodged an FIR against 13 persons on Tuesday for “rape, murder and kidnapping” of his daughter, police said.
Two persons have been detained in this connection and the body has been sent for postmortem, Jalpaiguri ASP James Kujur said.
Trouble began at the reconciliation meeting convened on Monday night when the farmer’s request for some more time to make the payment was turned down, the police said.
The girl came out of her house pleading with the locals not to beat her father. A person known to her took her away from the meeting and she was missing since then, the police. The local Trinamul councillor who was present at the meeting was not available for comment.