Minor dies after alleged rape in Bengal, family says body cremated without autopsy

A minor girl on Sunday died after she was raped at a birthday party in West Bengal's Nadia district. Her family has alleged that the victim's body was cremated without an autopsy under pressure by a local TMC leader, whose son is the prime accused in the case

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A minor from Nadia in West Bengal died after she was allegedly raped. Her family alleged that the body was cremated without an autopsy. (Representative image)

A public interest litigation has been filed in Calcutta High Court in connection with a minor’s rape in Hanskhali in West Bengal’s Nadia. The minor was allegedly raped when she went to a birthday party. She died on Sunday.

The prime accused in the case has been arrested.

The victim’s family alleged that the body was cremated without an autopsy under pressure from a local Trinamool Congress panchayat leader, whose son is the prime accused in the case. The Bharatiya Janata Party called for a 12-hour bandh in Ranaghat on Monday, demanding justice for the deceased.

The Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court, Prakash Shrivastava, permitted the petitioner to file the PIL. The hearing may start tomorrow.

The incident comes in the wake of the Birbhum arson, which claimed nine lives, including those of two children. The Opposition, BJP, has been regularly raising the issue to corner the ruling Trinamool Congress.

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