A 16-year-old school student was allegedly raped and murdered at Subhasnagar under Kakdwip police station in North 24 Parganas district, police said.
The girl went missing after she had gone out to take lessons from a private tutor Friday evening. Her body was found near a pond yesterday, police officials said.
The girl was apparently strangulated to death after rape, they said.
One Gopal Hazra, who used to harass the girl, was arrested.