Tuesday, December 7

14-year old girl gang raped in Santiniketan

In a shocking incident, a fourteen -year-old girl belonging to the Scheduled caste tribe was on Sunday night allegedly gang-raped by three men in a place called Santiniketan, Birbhum District of Indian state of West Bengal. 

As per reports, the incident happened when the girl was sleeping at her house and five miscreants took a forceful entry inside her house and lured her and took her to a secluded place and then committed the crime. 

According to the minor girl, she was brutally tortured and gang-raped and after that, the miscreants left her in the broken house. 

On Monday morning, the locals and her parents found her. The minor girl lodged a written complaint in the local police station against those five miscreants. 

Based on the girl’s complaint, the Santiniketan police at Birbhum in West Bengal have registered a case on Monday against five accused under IPC sections 376 (rape), 376 (n) (repeated rape), 376 (d) (gang-rape), 376 (3) (rape on a woman under sixteen years of age) and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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While Police investigation revealed that all the five accused youths are residents and have been missing since the incident. 

The minor girl has been sent for medical examination by the Police. 

The Police sources also told the press that the victim’s neighbours, and eyewitnesses’ statements’ will also be taken and recorded. 

Police are investigating whether the incident was caused by some personal resentment. It is believed that the investigation will be facilitated when the medical examination report of the victim comes. For now, the investigating officers of Santiniketan police station are waiting for the report.

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