A week after the body of a half-naked girl was found in a river in Gangarapur area in West Bengal’s Dakshin Dinajpur district, two men arrested with the case has confessed to having raped and murdered the girl. The main accused in the case is one Majidur Rahman, who had started a relationship with the girl introducing himself as Pintu Sarkar, hiding his religion.
On September 7th, the body of a girl was recovered from the Punarbhaba river in Jahangirpur under Gangarampur police station. The girl was killed by slitting her throat, had deep injury marks on the face, and her lower garments were missing. Three days later, the girl was identified as Jaba Roy. Upon investigation, Majidur was identified as a suspect and he was arrested from the India-Bangladesh border by police on September 11.
Now it has been revealed that Majidur is already married, but he had hidden his marital status and his religion to Jaba while developing the relationship with her. It is alleged that he had identified himself as Pintu Sarkar. Majidur works in a diagnostic laboratory in Gangarampur, and the girl, who was suffering from an ailment, used to visit the lab for tests. They got to know each other during such visits, and that had developed into a relationship.
According to reports, the girl became pregnant as a result of the relationship, and after that, she came to know the true identity of Majidur. She insisted that he should marry her, but he kept refusing it. On 6th September, he called her on the pretext of talking about the mater and took her to an isolated place near the river bank. There, two of his friends joined them, one of whom is his colleague in the laboratory. There, the three men brutally raped the girl, killed her, and dumped her body in the river.
Two of the accused, including Majibur, has been arrested and has been remanded to police custody by the local court, while the third accomplish is still absconding. The incident had triggered a huge protest in the area, and several organizations, including Vishwa Hindu Parishad, took out marches and blocked national highway 512 on 13th September. Protesters had clashed with the police also, after which police lathi-charged the agitators. Several people were injured in police action, and many were arrested later on.
On the same day, BJP MP Locket Chatterjee visited the family of the victim. She has assured all kinds of legal assistance to the family. Although protests have been controlled by huge presence of police force, the situation remains tense in Gangrampur. The people in the area demanding that the accused should be hanged.