STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Raiganj, 11 November
Locals tonsured the head of a person charged with assaulting a class VII girl, beat him up and paraded him along the village roads with stringed shoes dangling from his neck before handing him over to police. Such an incident occurred at Goalpara in the Raiganj police station area of North Dinajpur district this afternoon. The arrested was identified as Mr Haripada Mahanta, a resident of the same village.
It is learnt that on the morning of Saturday, the girl, a class VII student of Debinagar Kailash Chandra Radharani Vidyapith, was raped when she was preparing to go to school. Father of the girl, Mr Swapan Biswas, informed the locals about the incident, accusing Haripada of the crime. They found the accused in the village this afternoon.
The inspector-in-charge, Raiganj police station, Mr Dinesh Pramanik said the accused was arrested. “We took him into custody based on the FIR lodged by the father of the girl. The girl has been sent for medical test. An investigation is on,” he added.