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West Bengal: In a bizarre incident in south 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, a 16-year-old girl’s body was found hanging from a tree on Tuesday. 
 
The victim’s family alleges that she had been raped and then murdered by a youth of their village who had been apparently following the girl and brutalised her last evening and then hanged her from a tree.
 
This incident sparked massive outrage in the village, and the villagers attacked the 20-year-old youth’s house who is alleged to have raped and murdered the girl.
 
When cops reached the spot to take the body, they were greeted with vehement protests with the villagers demanding immediate arrest of the accused youth. Police has arrested the prime accused for raping and murdering the girl. 
 
A complaint was registered against the prime accused. The cops were allowed to take the body of the girl only after eight hours due to massive protests in the village.
 
In a similar kind of incident last year two sisters were allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint by five men in the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. Later they had been found hanging from a tree. The teenage girls had reportedly gone to the fields to relieve themselves when men from a neighbouring village, armed with rifles, attacked and raped them.
 
First Published | 29 March 2016 11:40 PM
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