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15-yr-old raped at her ‘surprise’ birthday party

According to the complaint, the girl fell unconscious after having the food following which the youth allegedly sexually assaulted her.

A neighbour allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl in Kolkata after inviting her to his house for a midnight party to celebrate her birthday, police said Tuesday. The girl was allegedly given sedative laced food before being raped, they said.

The police lodged an FIR based on a complaint lodged by minor’s father at Tiljala police station in Kolkata.

As per the police complaint, the victim’s father said the 21-year-old Amir, a call centre employee, had Tuesday invited his daughter for a surprise midnight birthday party.

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The father said they allowed the girl to go to the youth’s house as he and his family were know to them.

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The girl reportedly told the police that when she reached the youth’s house, she found that none of the family members were present. In her complaint, she said the youth offered her biryani and soft drink saying that his family members will be reaching soon.

According to the complaint, the girl fell unconscious after having the food following which the youth allegedly sexually assaulted her.

The medical examination of the girl was conducted Tuesday, the police said, adding the report is still awaited.

A case under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code has been started against Amir, who is absconding.

The statement of the victim has been recorded. Raids are being conducted to nab the accused, said a senior official at Tiljala police station.