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16-year-old girl tortured, raped by clergyman; arrested

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Published on February 06, 2015 with No Comments

A 16-year-old girl from Hooghly-based rehabilitation home for women was allegedly raped and tortured for a month by a clergyman.

According to a complaint filed by an NGO at the local police station, the clergyman, belonging to ‘Gurap Bhastara Christian Home’ had been allegedly torturing and raping the minor for a month. The victim had been living in the Home for about a year.

The arrested clergyman was produced before a local court , which remanded him to 14-days judicial custody.Meanwhile, the minor was shifted to a government-run home in the same district.

West Bengal Social Welfare Department officers visited the Home and spoke with the inmates and the victim.  

 

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