Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Birbhum: Medical test negates rape, 2 accused sent to juvenile home

Express News Service | Kolkatta | Posted: June 3, 2014 1:32 pm

On a day rallies were organised in Kolkata to protest against the alleged gangrape of a minor tribal girl by three boys of her village in Birbhum district, the medical report of the girl came out negative suggesting there was no sexual intercourse.

“Medical reports of the alleged gangrape victim, who is a student of Class 6, do not confirm rape,” an official at Md Bazar police station said.

Meanwhile, two of the three minor accused charged with her were sent to a state-run home till June 13 by the Juvenile Justice Board in Suri.

The police appealed to the Board to register the statement of the victim before the court under section 164 (recording statement) of IPC, which was granted. The victim had also been kept at a state-run home in Suri.

One of the two boys aged about 16, arrested on Sunday night, told police that on May 29 they were playing with other boys and girls and the three of them jumped on a girl after she fell down and there was nothing more to it.

On May 30, the father of the victim approached the ‘morol’ (community head) Bangu Murmu, alleging that his daughter was raped by the trio and sought justice. Urged by the father of the girl, an informal meeting of representatives of families in the village were called and a token fine was levied on the boys.

 

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