WB: Minor Girl Gang Raped, Dies; Family Accuses Son Of TMC Leader

Kolkata: A minor girl died after she was allegedly gang-raped at a birthday party in West Bengal’s Nadia district, police said on Sunday. The girl’s family has alleged that the main accused is son of a TMC leader. 

Son of TMC Panchayat member has been arrested for further investigation, police said.

The parents of the minor girl said that she had gone at the residence of accused on Monday afternoon to attend his birthday party, but she returned home unwell and died soon after. The victim’s parents have filed a complaint. 

“Our daughter was bleeding profusely and had severe abdominal pain after she came back from the party at the residence of the local TMC leader’s son, and before we could take her to hospital, she died.

“From the sequence of events and after talking to the people present at the party, we are sure she was gang-raped by the accused and his friends,” the girl’s mother told reporters.

She also alleged that a group of people forcefully took away the girl’s body for cremation. They didn’t even wait for issuing death certificate. 

Reacting on the issue, senior TMC leader and the state’s Minister of Women and Child Development, Sashi Panja, said the ruling party has zero tolerance against abusing minors and women.

“There should not be any politics over the incident. Police will do everything possible to investigate and take further action,” she said.

The Opposition in a protest against the incident, and for fighting for justice have called for a 12-hour bandh in Hanskhali. 

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