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14-year-old allegedly gang-raped in Kolkata

Kolkata A minor girl was allegedly gang-raped on Monday in the city's Jadavpur area. Two of the accused have been arrested, police said.

"Following a complaint of gang-rape we have arrested two persons. The 14-year-old victim was allegedly raped and at least three to four persons are suspected to be involved," Deputy Commissioner (Jadavpur) Sujay Chanda said.

"A medical test on the victim to ascertain rape will be conducted soon," Mr Chanda said.

According to police, the victim, along with another girl, had gone for a bath to a pond in the locality at around 3 a.m. on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. Two young men started teasing the girls.

While her companion fled the spot, the victim was forcibly taken by the men to a building still under construction and raped.

The incident comes just two days after West Bengal Human Rights Commission chairman and former Supreme Court judge Asok Kumar Ganguly said West Bengal "was not lagging behind Delhi in the number of atrocities on women, and may have (even) surpassed the the national capital (in such crimes)".
 
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