Minor girl gangraped in Bengal village, locals lynch one accused
THE body of an eight-yearold girl who had gone missing was today found in a field with locals lynching one man whom they claimed was part of a group which had gangraped and murdered her, police said today.
"A girl, aged between eight to nine years, was found dead in a field this morning in Kalibazar village of East Midnapore district. The father of the girl has lodged a complaint against three persons, one of whom has been lynched by villagers," said District Superintendent of Police Sukesh Jain.
"The girl was missing since 5 PM yesterday evening. The family members and locals searched for her in the locality, but she could not be located," he said.
"Today morning, she was found dead 200 metres from her house. Police was informed and our men rushed to the spot," Jain said.
"The body of the girl was found on the ground by the police. However, the locals alleged that she was found hanging from a tree and had been brought down by them," the SP said.
Accusing Ratan Das, whose residence is only 1520 metres from the girl's home, and two of his associates of gangraping and murdering the girl, locals thrashed them and ransacked Das' house, he said.
"The police rescued the trio. While Das succumbed to his injuries, the two others have been admitted at a hospital," he said.