The youth hit the 16-year-old girl, Sangita Aich, with a sharp weapon several times at Natun Pukur locality here and fled, Superintendent of Police Tanmay Roychowdhury said.

Aich was taken to the hospital where doctors declared her dead on arrival.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the youth. Police suspect a love angle may be the reason behind the murder.

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