Tribal teen stripped and molested in Birbhum, West Bengal

Tribal teen stripped and molested in Birbhum, West Bengal

Kolkata : India | Aug 09, 2010 at 9:07 AM PDT
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A 17-year-old tribal teenage girl in Birbhum, West Bengal, was stripped, beaten by hundreds and forced to walk naked for almost 8km as a punishment for loving a boy of another community. Many men molested her in the way and captured videos on their mobiles which is now being circulated as an MMS all around under the name ‘Adibasi girl’. According to the police, the panchayat body and other locals knew very well about the incident which took place three months ago, but did not inform or complain to the nearest police station. A team of police have already arrested 6 persons including Chundu Murmu, the son-in-law of the local panchayat head. The MMS clip from which the administration came to know about the brutal incident, has helped the victim to get the justice.

Update: It is now impossible for the victim to return back to her village. After lodging complain to the police, her father do not want to take her back to the home due to political presuure of the local panchayat body. The authority has decided to keep the girl in a govt home for her safety.

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Tribal teen stripped and molested in Birbhum, West Bengal
A 17-year-old tribal teen stripped and molested in Birbhum, West Bengal.
Pijush Mitra is based in Kolkata, Bangla, India, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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