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Youth held for raping minor on pretext of marriage

Police arrested a youth on the charges of raping a minor girl. The incident triggered tension in Makdampur village under Raiganj police station in North Dinajpur.

Police said that the accused Sanjay Burman had raped a minor girl from the same village with an assurance of marriage. The accused was remanded to judicial custody after being produced before a district court on Sunday.

Police said that the accused was involved in a relationship with the victim. The victim’s family members were pressurising the accused to marry the girl but he refused to do so. He also threatened the victim’s family members not to make it public. He also threatened them of dire consequences if they go to the police station. He also told the girl’s family members that he would cause harm to their daughter if they lodged a complaint in the local police station.

The family members of the victim girl finally gathered courage and went to the police station. On the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim’s family members the police have arrested the accused from his village late Saturday night.

It was learnt that in the face of police interrogation, the accused has admitted to his crime. The incident had, however, triggered tension after the local residents came to know about the incident. 

The local people on Sunday went to the house of the accused and staged demonstration. An irate mob 
also tried to ransack the house of the accused. After being informed, police reached the spot and dissuaded the mob from ransacking the accused’s house. The local residents demanded strong action against the accused. The agitation was later lifted.
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