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Girl raped, set ablaze in Bengal

Kolkata, October 17, 2012, DHNS:

The rape horror continues in West Bengal. After a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two persons in Cooch Behar district on Monday evening, another teen was allegedly gang raped and then set on fire by her assaulters in South Parganas district on Tuesday night.

The incident happened at Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district, barely 30 km from here, where three people allegedly attacked a 14-year-girl when she was alone at home and raped her. The police alleged, quoting a complaint from the girl’s father, that the trio, in fear of getting exposed, set the girl on fire.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee had slammed “a section of the media” on Monday for “glorifying rape cases” in the state in an effort to target her government with exaggerated “negative news items.”

South 24 Parganas SP Praveen Tripathi said the girl had been rushed to SSKM Hospital. Superintendent T K Ghosh of the hospital said her condition was critical as she had sustained 65 per cent burns. “We cannot conduct a medical test to ascertain rape unless her condition is stable,” Ghosh said.

The SP said three persons had been arrested and one of them was a minor.

The incident occurred just a day after a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two persons as she was returning from school on Monday evening in the Kotwali police station area in Cooch Behar district.

On Friday, some students affiliated to Trinamool Congress Chatra Parishad—the students’ arm of the state’s ruling formation—allegedly gang-raped a first year student after forcing her to consume alcohol at Narayanpur Polytechnic College at Asansol in Burdwan district.


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