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WB: Rape victim doesn’t want to return to village

The 20-year-old tribal girl, who was gang-raped on the order of a kangaroo court in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, on Sunday expressed her unwillingness to return to her native village. 

The girl told CPM leader Suryakanta Mishra, who met her at a hospital here where she has been admitted, that she no more wanted to go back to her village and instead preferred to go a relative’s place, hospital sources said quoting Mishra. 

The victim was gang-raped on the order of a kangaroo court when she expressed her inability to pay the Rs 50,000 fine demanded of her for falling in love with a man from outside the community on Tuesday. 

The sources said that this was the reply of the girl to a question by Mishra, the opposition leader in the state assembly, if she would like to return to Subalpur village where she resided.  Later, accompanied by CPM MLA Debolina Hembrom, Mishra visited the Subalpur village and the house where the brutal crime took place. 

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