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Girl Raped By Groom's Friend At Marriage Reception

2016-07-27 10:02



Krishnanagar, July 27: A 14 year old class eight girl was allegedly raped at a marriage reception in Nadia’s Majhdia on Tuesday night which she had gone to attend with her father and younger sister as the member of a bride’s party.

Police has arrested the prime accused, Abhijit Pal (28), an employee of Bandhan bank and close friend of the groom, who with support of two of his friends took the girl on the roof top of the reception venue by force and raped her there until the girl raised an alarm and fell ill.

Police have also arrested Abhijit’s associate Ram Biswas, an unemployed youth who allegedly hold the victim girl’ strong while the accused was torturing her. The third accused, who could not so far been identified went on absconding.

Both the accused was picked up during the wee hours of Wednesday morning from their houses in Bhajanghat and Putikhali village respectively.

Police have started a rape case against three under section 376 of IPC and also sections 4 and 21A of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police said. of the IPC  on the basis of a complaint lodged by the father of the victim girl, a decorator by profession and produced them before the ACJM court in Krishnanagar where they were ordered jail custody.

Police said, on Tuesday night the victim, a resident of Kanaipur first went to Putikhali with her father and sister at a relative’s house from where they joined the bride’s party to attend the marriage reception in Nalupur village under Krishnaganj police station.

Girl’s father said: “We went to the “Bou-bhat” as “Kanya-Jatri” being a close relative of the bride. My daughter went missing at about 9.30pm from the venue. We are trying to find out her. Around an hour later we heard her screaming from top of the roof, where we found her in semi conscious state. She later told us about the torture unleashed by three youths who were present at the reception as the friends of the groom. We then called the police and lodged complaint”.

An investigating officer said: “The accused youth and his friends gagged the girl, hold her strong and raped her threatening her with dire consequences if she disclosed it”.

“We have arrested the prime accused and one of his friends who helped him in committing the crime. The medical examination of the girl confirmed the rape”, said a senior officer of Krishnaganj police station said.

Police on Wednesday interrogated the groom’s father Sufal Biswas and Sabita Biswas, who son’s marriage reception held on Tuesday night.

Sabita Biswas said: “We are ashamed of what has happened. However, we only came to know about the incident when the girl’s fell ill”.

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