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Three teenagers arrested for gang-rape near Santiniketan

The 14-year-old victim and her mother went to the police on Monday morning and accused the local youths
The police said the three accused were also teenagers and were booked under several sections of the Pocso Act.
The police said the three accused were also teenagers and were booked under several sections of the Pocso Act.
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Snehamoy Chakraborty   |   Bolpur(Birbhum)   |   Published 09.11.21, 01:44 AM

A tribal girl, who is a minor, was sleeping on Sunday night when she dragged to an abandoned house and allegedly raped by three youths at a village near Santiniketan.

The 14-year-old victim and her mother went to the police on Monday morning and accused three local youths.

Police arrested all three youths on Monday.

“The girl was taken to a hospital for medical tests and we have arrested all the three accused on charges of rape,” said Nagendra Nath Tripathi, the Birbhum police chief.

“They took me inside an empty house near our village and raped me. I somehow managed to flee. I want severe punishment for them,” the girl said.

The police said the three accused were also teenagers and were booked under several sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act. However, the exact ages of the accused are yet to be verified. “We will produce them in court tomorrow (Tuesday),” said a police officer in Santiniketan.

The girl’s mother said they were both sleeping on the verandah of their mud house when she woke up to the voices of the youths. “By the time I could alert anyone, they had dragged away my daughter,” said the sobbing woman.



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