A Nirbhaya like incident has occurred in the Teliamura area of Tripura state where a 17 years- old girl from Indigenous community was gang raped by some youths. The incident happened around 7 a.m. on Tuesday. According to the police, the 17-year-old resident of Kochrai Para in Panbari area under Mangiakami police station had an affair with Rupesh Sarkar, son of Ramprasad Sarkar, a resident of Chakma Ghat area. On Tuesday afternoon, Rupesh Sarkar, 20, brought the girl to an eco park in Chakmaghat.
Shortly afterwards, Rupesh Sarkar brought the girl to the auto stand in Chakmaghat to send her back home. Qasim Miah, 35, and Jehed Miah, 22, were identified by Rupesh Sarkar to the police. When the two of them came to the auto stand with their cars, the Rupesh Sarkar requested them to take the girl home. According to that request, Qasim Mian picked up the girl in a car to take her home. Although Jahed Mia is a close relative of this girl. Later, Zahid Mia and Kashem Mia were accompanied by three other youths, Ahmed Ali (23) and Gani Mia (24).
Allegedly, the girl was not taken home but was taken to a forest near Khasia Mangal under Teliamura police station. It is known that those 5 youths in the car forcibly raped the girl. When the city UBI Bank came to the adjacent place and took the initiative to take the minor girl to her house by bike. The girl family then registered a complaint in the Teliamura the police station and on receiving the complaint, a team of police led by SDPO V Jagadishwar Reddy and OC Swapan Devvarma of Teliamura subdivision conducted a search in Chakmaghat and Tui Madhu areas on the same night. However, the main accused are fugitives. Police brought Rupesh Sarkar, the girl’s boyfriend, to Teliamura police station for questioning.
Report by Bikram Karamkar, Special Correspondent Tripura