Tribal girl raped during robbery spree in Katwa
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A 16-year-old tribal girl was allegedly gangraped by robbers in a village in Katwa on Saturday night.
The girl was taken to the court for recording her statement on Monday. Superintendent of Police, Burdwan, SMH Mirza said the police has started investigation on the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim and conducted raid to trace the criminals. After the complaint was lodged on Sunday, she was taken to the hospital for medical examination. Mirza, however, refused to disclose the report of the medical examination.
On Saturday night, some robbers attacked several houses of tribals at Tokorkhaji village in Katwa. They looted houses and locked up the male members of the family. One of them also allegedly raped the tribal girl. Some other women members were also molested, claimed the locals. On Sunday the locals of the village went to the Katwa police station to lodge a complaint. According to Burdwan district police, two complaints were lodged — one for dacoity and another for rape. According to police, some local criminals were involved in the incidents. The girl gave a statement about four persons who were "involved in the rape", said a source in the Burdwan district police. No one has been arrested so far, said the police. The police was trying to trace the four youths on the basis of the girl's complaint, said Mirza.
Meanwhile, the district police handed over a report in this regard to the district magistrate. According to an official of the Burdwan district administration, the tribal girl would be compensated according to the legal provision.
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