Santiniketan (West Bengal):
A tribal girl has been gang-raped in West Bengal’s Birbhum district by at least five men when she was returning home from a village fair, police said today.
The incident took place when the minor and her boyfriend were coming back from a Charak Mela at Santiniketan last night, an officer said.
Five men beat up the girl’s boyfriend and took her to the banks of a river where they took turns to rape her, he said.
Based on a police complaint, a case has been registered and investigation is underway, the officer said.
The girl is undergoing treatment and police is seeking her help to draw sketches of the accused, he said.
“Prima facie, it seems that the accused were from outside Birbhum and had come to visit the rural fair. Evidence is being collected from the spot,” the officer said.
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