Kolkata, West Bengal, Jan 03, 2013
A young girl in Kolkata was gang-raped by a gang of men with political clout, not once but twice, and then doused with kerosene and burnt to death by her rapists after she complained to the police. The police not only ignored the complaint, and allowed her to be victimized again and again, but they also tried to pressurize the family to cremate the body quickly and destroy evidence of the crime. It is understood that the rapists and killers have obvious political clout and patronage as most recent crimes against women in Bengal seem to have.
Had the police acted swiftly right after the victim’s family filed the first complaint, the second assault would not have happened. Moreover, police were accused of not taking cognizance of the victim’s dying declaration on December 26 and submitted it in Barrackpore court only on Thursday. In…
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