July 1, 2012 4:58:38 am
Two teenaged girls were allegedly raped at Rampurhat Station in Birbhum early on Saturday morning.
The girls,residents of Dumka in Jharkhand,were reportedly returning from their maternal aunts place in Burdwan. They had disembarked at Rampurhat station a little after midnight,waiting for the dawn to break,to catch a bus to Dumka.
According to them,around 2 am,three persons approached them enquiring about where they would go. Police sources said that on learning that they were waiting for a bus to Jharkhand,they told the girls that the bus was there and they could help them secure their seats.
The girls believed them and followed them. They took the girls to a solitary corner at the end of the platform and allegedly raped them. Although the two did not have any document as age proof,prima facie it looks like they are around 16 years of age or so, said additional SP,Debosmita Das. She also said the girls had been sent for a medical test to Rampurhat Sadar Hospital.
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Later,during the day,it was learnt that police had arrested one person in this connection. The girls had put in a complaint against two persons. We have arrested one person, said a senior police officer who refused to divulge further details for the sake of investigations.
He also said the medical test could not be conducted today. Police sources,however,said the person who has been arrested was a van driver,named Matin SK ,who operated from Rampurhat station.
Police authorities,meanwhile,shrugged off their responsibility regarding security of women. It (the spot of crime) is not in my jurisdiction. It happened in the nearby auto stand, said Dilip Mitra,DG (Rail) while the Circle Inspector,Rampurhat Police Station,Arunava Bandhopadhyay,said the girls had been picked up from the station and were within the station when the incident happened.
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