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Jalpaiguri rape case: Victim in serious condition, accused sent to police custody

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 23 October 2018, 08:01 PM
Jalpaiguri rape case: Victim in serious condition, accused sent to police custody
Jalpaiguri rape case: Victim in serious condition, accused sent to police custody

A 35-year-old woman, who was raped and an iron rod was inserted in her private parts allegedly by her relative on Saturday night has undergone a surgery in a government hospital in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, an official said on Monday.

Doctors operated on her at the Sadar hospital said the woman is in the intensive care unit.

She is being administered blood as she had been bleeding profusely. “She is in serious condition but is stable,” doctors attending the victim said.

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The callous act was conducted allegedly by a relative on Saturday near a pond close to woman’s house at Niranjan Pat locality over a land dispute, police said.

“He had called the woman, a mother of three, out of her home on the pretext of resolving the land dispute, raped her and tortured her by inserting an iron road in her private parts,” the Jalpaiguri superintendent Amitabha Maiti told reporters.

According to police report, the woman’s husband, a labourer, was away from home when the horrendous incident happened.

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Two other persons who accompanied the accused did not rape or torture the victim, they said.

Meanwhile, the arrested accused and his associate, has been sent to police custody. They were detained by the police on Sunday and arrested in the evening after interrogating them, said police.

Police also said the alleged relative had confessed to his crime during interrogation and had said that he had committed it out of personal anger.

Police is on the lookout for the third person, who is absconding, said Maiti.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Monday, October 22, 2018 09:37 PM
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