A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered at a village in Birbhum's Tarapith area on 3 June.
According to the police, they found the girl's body in a pool of blood yesterday morning near her house.
Her family members claimed the girl was picked up by the alleged accused while she was sleeping in a small room of their thatched house along with her brother and grandmother. Her parents were in an adjacent room, the police said.
The victim's grandmother told the police that at around 11pm yesterday she found her granddaughter missing and raised an alarm. At dawn, the body was found in a field near a thatched shade used to cover submersible pump.
Kamal Bairagya, Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Rampurhat, said, "The body of a minor girl has been found. We have got some significant clues and sniffer dogs have been pressed into the investigation. The exact cause of death will be confirmed only after post-mortem.""A few people have been detained for questioning. The postmortem examination report will shed light on the cause of death," a district police officer said.