After the recovery of a girl’s body at Kanchanpur in North Tripura district, the Young Bru Association (YBA) has threatened to boycott the ADC election if the accused involved in the alleged murder are not arrested.

The body of the girl was found on Saturday night.

Locals suspect that the girl was raped and then murdered.

The situation in Kanchapur has remained tense after the incident.

The victim was 19-year-old and was studying in Rabindra Nagar High School at Kanchanpur.

The girl, a resident of Mulyaram Para of Kanchanpur, was staying in a girls’ hostel at Kanchanpur.

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Her body was found in the central nursery of the forest department on Saturday evening.

Young Bru Association (YBA) took out a protest rally on Sunday morning in Kanchanpur in protest against the alleged rape and murder.

The YBA members gheraoed the Kanchanpur police station.

The protest lasted for several hours.

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The protesters said they would not allow polling in Kanchanpur unless the accused are not arrested within 24 hours and threatened to boycott the ADC election.

The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) will go to poll on April 6 for 28 seats.

The North Tripura additional superintendent of police, Francis Darlong, reached the spot and talked to the protesters.

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He said the police are investigating the incident and will arrest the accused soon. The police official sought cooperation from all.

The police have collected the video footage of the CCTV camera installed in the entrance of the nursery.

It has been reported that a boy was seen along with the girl when they entered the nursery.

The police have also talked with the family members of the girl.

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