Three Muslim men abducted a Hindu girl from her village in District Malda while she was on her way home after her tuition class. They raped her in turns all day long. Later, the rapists — Rahim ul Haq and two of his friends — left the girl on the side of a road and fled.
Haq and his two accomplices have been absconding since the time of lodging of a complaint against them at the Ratua police station near Village Makaiya of Debipur gram panchayat in District Malda.
The minor had gone to the tutorial class on the day of the incident. While she was on her way home, Rahim ul Haq, a resident of the neighbouring village of Balpur, forcibly picked her up. Then Rahim and his two accomplices raped her all day long. They left the victim in a near-unconscious state at the side of the road near the village. The minor somehow returned home from there.
After returning home, the girl fainted. On recovering, she told her family what had happened to her. The family lodged a complaint against the suspects at the Ratua police station.
The written complaint states that the rapists had stuffed her mouth with handkerchiefs while in the car. She had lost consciousness soon after, unable to breathe. However, she could recognise Rahim ul Haq before fainting. She had not seen the other two rapists before, she told the police.
The police have so far not been successful in the hunt for Rahim ul Haq and the accomplices. The family of the minor is angry that the suspects are roaming scot-free. They are demanding an immediate arrest of the rapists.
The incident has sparked widespread anger in several villages in Malda. They have warned of hitting the streets and jamming all roads to the village unless the rapists are arrested.