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Youth in Malda attacked with sickle for trying to save wife from eve-teasers

 MPost |  2016-12-31 01:03:27.0  |  Kolkata

A youth was attacked by some eve-teasers after he protested their act at Malda’s Kotoali area. Some locals said that the youth was trying to save his wife from the eve-teasers.

The youth protested when the eve-teasers tried to hold his wife’s hand. Infuriated with his act, the eve-teasers hacked him with a sickle. The brother of youth, tried to save them but he also received injuries.

Prabir Das, the victim was taken to a nearby hospital. He was admitted there in a critical condition. His brother was also admitted in the same hospital. The police have started an investigation. “The accused are local youth. The victim and his wife and younger brother were returning from a village fair. The accused suddenly blocked their path and surrounded them. They started to throw abusive comments towards the woman,” said the officer.

“Das was hacked when he tried to stop one youth from holding his wife’s hand,” the police officer added.

In another case in Alipurduar, the police are looking for a man, who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl at Majherbari. The girl was missing for some days, but later, was recovered from a roadside a couple of week ago. 

The police appealed to the local residents to give deposition in the court. Police also said that the girl was extremely traumatised after the incident and was unable to provide the description of her attackers.

The police said the girl has been supported by specialist officers. “It is taking quite a long time to get information from her,” said the officer.

“What we know is that the victim left her house and was walking along the road, near her uncle’s place. Shortly after that was abducted and sustained a very serious sexual assault,” the officer said. Police believe this had happened within a vehicle.

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