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Minor girl raped by youth in Purulia

A minor girl was allegedly raped at Purulia’s Jhalda area by a local youth on Monday night. The police initiated a case after the incident. The girl was taken to a local hospital after the incident, and the doctor said, her condition is stable now.

Police arrested the accused Romen Murmu (20) on Tuesday morning on the charge of raping the minor girl. The investigators said that the victim girl was alone in her house. Her parents and grandparents were out for some work. Murmu took that chance to reach to the girl.

Romen jumped over the wall and reached the 8-year-old girl. He gave a lozenge to the girl which was originally a sleeping pill. The girl fell ill after taking the pill, and the youth allegedly molested and raped her there.

“The youth acknowledged his crime. We’ll produce him before the court. We learnt that the youth was teasing her for some days. But he could not find her alone. The parents of the girls were with her all the time. The accused was looking for a when the girl would be all alone,” said a police officer.

It should be recalled that the boy, who was just 16 years old, was arrested on the charge of raping another minor girl at East Midnapore. The similar incident happened at North 24 Parganas’ Rajarhat as well. The police started investigation in both the incident. Those minor boys were taken to the juvenile justice court. Later, the investigation revealed that those boys tried to do the same with the girls.

In Rajarhat, the girl was playing with that minor boy, when the boy allegedly raped her in a vacant play ground. The accused boy (13) was seen running from the field as the local residents caught him there. The girl was shaking with the agony, as the local residents rescued her there and took her to a health centre.
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