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Minor Gangrape & Murder: Police station set ablaze in West Bengal’s Kaliyaganj, Sec 144 imposed

On Tuesday, Kaliyaganj in North Dinajpur district of West Bengal turned into a battle field after a scuffle took place between the members of Tapashili/Rajbongshi o Adivasi Samanay Committee. The members were protesting against the inefficient West Bengal state government that tried to prove the gangrape of the 17-year old girl as suicide.

Earlier in the day, protesters gheraoed the Superintendent of Police’s office at the Uttar Dinajpur district headquarters, Raiganj. The protest in Raiganj was BJP-organised. Police had to fire tear gas shells and lathi charge to restore law and order in the town as they faced stone-pelting.

The administration even tried to cajole the family members of the victim to sit for a settlement. Village had turned into a battle field last week when the police unleashed brutality on protesters and dragged the dead body of the girl like cattle.

National Commission National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Chairman, Priyank Kanungo, who had visited the village and filed his report said, “The state government did not cooperate with us. I would like to tell the state Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Minister, Shashi Panja, that she is lying as there were enough evidence of rape.” The NCPCR Chairman expressed dismay over the attitude of the Mamata Banerjee government over the regular crimes taking place against women and girls in the state.

A case has been filed under IPC Section 302 (Murder) and Protection of children from sexual offences (POCSO).

A class X girl from Rajbongshi (Adivasi) community was raped and killed in Kaliyaganj, North Dinajpur district of West Bengal. The girl went for tuitions and had gone missing on April 20, 2023. She could not be traced the entire night.  Her dead body was recovered from a pond in the area on Friday morning by locals. Her cloths were torn. It was clear from the marks that she had been brutally gangraped. The girl is the resident of Gangua village near Saheb Ghata in the district’s Paloibari area.

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Treat ‘rapist’ as ‘adult’, SC verdict in Kathua gang-rape and murder case

Landmark judgement by Supreme Court in the brutal Kathua gang-rape and murder case. The SC said said one of the accused in the infamous Kathua gang-rape case was not a juvenile anymore, hence be treated as an adult.

An eight-year-old girl was raped and murdered in a Kathua village of Jammu and Kashmir in 2018. The entire was scared to see the photograph of the victim who looked like a small barbie doll. However, the people who could actually help the guilty reach to their fate were largely divided and shamelessly tried to stall the proceedings. In fact, a group of lawyers in Kathua bar even tried to prevent the Crime Branch from filing chargesheet before the court. Several political leaders including some ministers in BJP-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government, lawyers and civil society groups in Jammu rallied behind the accused. It was possible only after the intervention by the Supreme Court. The SC transferred the case to Pathankot.

The top court also held that medical opinion regarding the age of an accused cannot be “brushed aside” in the absence of statutory proof on the same issue. The Crime Branch which investigated the rape and murder, said Shubam Sangra was the “most brutal”.

The 8-year-old nomadic girl was kidnapped and repeatedly raped inside a temple at Rasana village in Kathua in order to infuse fear and drive the nomad community out of Kathua. The girl was drugged, held captive, repeatedly raped and then murdered.

But the main accused, Shubam Sangra could not be tried with others arrested in the case because of controversy over his age and the subsequent decision by Chief Judicial Magistrate Kathua that he should be tried as a juvenile.

After the verdict of the Supreme Court, Sangra will now be treated as an adult.