Four more persons have been arrested in connection with the case of molestation and attempted rape of two minor tribal girls in Raigunj. The police had on July 9 held three other persons — Nabin Shil of Shaktinagar, Utpal Chaki of Raigunj and Subham Orosad of Kaliyaganj — and recovered an improvised firearm and seven rounds of ammunition.
“On further investigation, we arrested Pannalal Sarkar alias Raju and three more persons,” said SP (North Dinajpur) Amit Rathod. As per police sources, two tribal women had first been molested by three men, who were detained by police the same day on July 9. Following this, two minor girls were molested — allegedly by same the group — which triggered anger among local residents. Raigunj has seen a number of protests starting July 9, with a large number of local residents demanding the arrest of those involved.