West Bengal girl attacked, threatened with rape for rejecting boy's proposal

Jalpaiguri, West Bengal: A teenage girl on her way to appear in board examination was allegedly attacked by a group of women and men, who threatened to strip and rape her, for rejecting a boy's proposal here.

On her way to an examination centre at Dhupguri yesterday, the girl was initially intercepted by some women who used foul language at her for spurning the advances of a boy following which she was beaten up, the police said.

West Bengal police. Representational image. AFP

West Bengal police. Representational image. AFP

Her mother and brother who arrived at the spot were also not spared, the victim said in her complaint lodged with the police.

Meanwhile, a group of youths arrived and threatened to strip and rape her, she said in her complaint. Locals, including CPI(M) member of the panchayat Niren Roy, took her to the hospital from where she answered her examination.

One of her school teacher said the girl's spirit must be admired for her determination to answer her board examination from the hospital bed after such an ordeal.

The police arrested the prime accused, Anukul Mandal, last evening. Jalpaiguri superintendent of police Akash Megharia said there was no delay in taking action.


Updated Date: Feb 10, 2016 15:52 PM

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