Two arrested for Bengal gang rape

Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Two men, including the prime suspect, have been arrested in the alleged gang rape of a minor in West Bengal's North 24-Parganas district, police said Tuesday.

The 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by seven locals Friday in Humayunpur in Madhyamgram town of the district, after the men accosted her while on way to a shop near her residence.

"Two have been arrested so far and they will be thoroughly interrogated," Madhyamgram Sub-Divisional Police officer (SDPO) Subir Chatterjee told IANS.

The incident happened Oct 25 and the complaint was filed by the victim's father morning Oct 26 at the Madhyamgram police station.

Denying reports that the girl, unable to withstand the trauma, had tried to commit suicide, Chatterjee said there was no such report filed at the police station.

Incidentally, Madhyamgram is three km from Kamduni, which made natoinal headlines for the gruesome gang-rape and murder of a college student June 7.


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