A class X student was allegedly raped by her classmate at Kundolia village in Suti near Jangipur on Monday night.
The girl had reportedly gone out in a field around 9 pm to answer natures call when she was allegedly raped. Both the girl and boy study at Chhapghati High School in Suti.
While the girl was sent for a medical test at Jangipur District Hospital on Tuesday,the police said the accused was absconding.
A police official said this was the fourth case of rape in the district in the last 15 days in which the victims were sexually assaulted while they had gone out to defecate. It is a common problem here. Over 50 per cent of people do not have toilets at home, said the official.
However,Superintendent of Police Humayun Kabir declined to confirm it. There is a problem of open air defecation but if that is the reason,it needs to be investigated. We are looking into the matter.
Behrampore Municipality officials said: We have installed toilets in 90 per cent of the homes.