Two BSF men in jail custody for alleged gang-rape of teenager

Two BSF personnel were arrested from Guwahati for the alleged gang-rape of a teenage girl in a train compartment and remanded to jail custody for 14 days on Saturday.

Superintendent of Railway Police, Howrah, Mehmood Akhtar, said Pankaj Kumar and Balakram Yadav were arrested on Friday from Guwahati and brought to Howrah. After their arrest, they were produced at Howrah chief judicial magistrate’s court which ordered their judicial remand.

An army jawan was also arrested from Madhupur railway station on December 28 in connection with the alleged gangrape of the teenager in moving Howrah-Amritsar Express and was remanded to police custody for seven days by the court the next day.

The army jawan identified as Manjaris Tripathy had allegedly compelled the 14-year-old, who had boarded the compartment at Howrah station on December 27, to consume alcohol. She was then allegedly raped by the two BSF personnel who then absconded.

The girl was found from the compartment when RPF raided the train at Madhupur station on December 28 on receiving a message from RPF Howrah. Tripathy was then arrested.


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