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Minor ‘raped’

Balurghat, Dec. 4: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Kushmandi on Sunday.

The accused person’s uncle and uncle’s son have been arrested for allegedly asking the girl’s parents to keep mum on the incident and threatening them of dire consequences if they informed anyone .

The accused is absconding.

Sources said the girl’s parents had gone out on Sunday and she was alone in the house when the incident happened.

Sajaru Sarkar, 25, allegedly entered her house around 3pm and raped her. The girl narrated the incident to her parents when they returned.

“We went to look for Sajaru but his uncle Suren and his son told us to settle the matter. They threatened us,” said the girl’s father, a farmer from Kushmandi, 75km from here. Sajaru used to stay in his maternal uncle’s house.

On Monday, the girl’s parents lodged a complaint with Kushmandi police against Sajaru, Suren, 50, and Suren’s son Sanatan, 26. Suren and Sanatan were produced in the Gangarampur subdivisional court today and remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.