Three accused arrested in Jalpaiguri minor gangrape murder


In Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, police arrested three people on charges of gangrape and murder of a minor. All three have been sent to the police custody for 8 days. The minor went missing from his home on the evening of 14 August.

The next day the father of the child wrote a report of her missing at Rajganj Police Station. Police have arrested Rahman Ali, Jamirul Haque and Tamirul Haque on the basis of the complaint. During interrogation, he admitted that he killed the minor on August 15 after the rape and later dumped his body in a septic tank. A female member of the minor’s family said, “On the evening of August 14, the minor disappeared from his home. Later on 15 August we went to the police station and filed a report. The next day the girl’s body was recovered from a septic tank.

Meanwhile, MLA Khageshwar Rai of Rajganj expressed regret at reaching the minor’s house. He said, ‘This is a ruthless incident. The culprits should be hanged. If needed, we will go to the Chief Minister in this matter. Jalpaiguri SP Pradeep Kumar Yadav said that if all three are found guilty then legal action will be taken against them.


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