Katwa rape & loot case: 2 more arrested in Bengal

On February 26,two suspects were arrested and remanded in seven-day police custody by the same court.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Published: March 4, 2012 12:42 am

Two more persons were arrested in the Katwa train looting and rape case,causing yet another embarrassment to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who had described the February 25 incident as “fabricated”.

Nayan Seikh and Farid Seikh,accused of raping a woman when she resisted looting,were arrested Friday night at Chouhatta village in the Labhpur police station area in neighbouring Birbhum district,the police said.

Katwa SDPO Dhrubajyoti Das said a police team from Ketugram police station picked up the duo from their homes on a tip-off. They were produced in the Katwa CJM court which remanded them in 10-day police custody.

On February 26,two suspects were arrested and remanded in seven-day police custody by the same court.

The duo had boarded the Ahmedpur-Katwa train posing as passengers,held the guard hostage and forced the driver to stop the train at Katwa before committing the crimes. Two days later,the CM said there was no evidence of rape in the medical report of the victim and that the CPM fabricated the story.

Revenge: Mob kills 3 in Bikaner

A family feud turned violent in Bikaner after a mob of around 35 murdered three men — beheading one,shooting another and burning a third person alive. The police said two of the deceased were out on bail and were accused of murdering a member of the assailants’ family.

While Jeevan Singh was beheaded,Karni Singh was shot and Sangh Singh was burnt alive in his house where he was hiding. SP Rakesh Saxena said,“This was a revenge killing. Jeevan and Karni were involved in the murder of another Sangh Singh’s father and were out on bail.”

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