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Teenage cousins gang raped by lover, friends in Jharkhand

Jamshedpur: Debashish Sarkar,Two teenage tribal girls were gang raped by one of their lovers and his five friends in the jungles near West Singhbhum district’s Kayapta village on Monday night.

The police said the main accused has been identified as Majhi Bodra alias Suraj from Thakurguutu Dabkocha village, just 4-5 km away from the victim girls’ village Ghagrahat.
According to the girls’ complaint, Suraj had been courting one of the girls (19) for around a month and convinced her to accompany him to the Chakradharpur Janmashtami Fair on Monday. The girl came to the fair with her cousin (17) and when it got late, he offered to drop them off at their village on his scooty.
However, he took them to the jungles near Kayapta village. Five of his friends also reached the spot within minutes and all of them allegedly gang raped both girls till 4 am on Tuesday.
The six only left after one of the girls fainted, taking her to be dead. The other girl managed to escape and reached Kayapta village, where she narrated their ordeal to deputy mukhiya Sardar Jamuda, who in turn called up West Singhbhum SP Michael Raj.
The girls were sent for medical tests on Wednesday, while the police prima facie confirmed rape after seizing circumstantial evidence from the scene of the crime.
“We have seized broken bangles, condoms and also found the grass and bushes torn and smashed at the place of the alleged incident, prima facie confirming rape. Both girls have been sent for medical tests and report is expected within a week for conclusive evidence. Raids have been on since Tuesday night and hopefully we will arrest the culprits in a day or two,” Chakradharpur police station officer-in-charge Gopi Nath Tiwari told HT on Wednesday.
“We’ve registered a case of gang rape and also imposed the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act,” he said.

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