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4 held in tribal girl rape case in Bengal’s Birbhum dist

English News4 held in tribal girl rape case in Bengal's Birbhum dist

Four persons, including two minors, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a tribal girl’s rape case at Santiniketan in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, a police officer said on Monday.

All four of them were picked up from Badlodanga village in Parui police station area on Sunday, the officer said.

Sketches of the accused were drawn by the state CID based on descriptions given by the girl and her friend, and arrests were subsequently made, he said.

“Initial probe revealed that the girl had gone to the local fair along with her boyfriend. The incident apparently occurred when they were returning home,” the officer said.

The two minors were sent to a juvenile home, while the other two have been remanded in police custody for 10 days by a local court, he said.

The girl, in her complaint, claimed the accused had accosted her and her friend as they were returning from the fair, and then took her to a ground adjoining a river, where she was gangraped.

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