Birbhum gangrape: Victim faces further humiliation, doubted by defense

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Birbhum, Jan 24: There was no end to the ordeal of the 10-year old tribal girl who was raped by 13 men as a punishment to have an affair outside the community.

Dilip Ghosh, The lawyer of the gangrape accused simply refused to believe the statement of the girl, saying that it was not possible for a woman to be raped by 13 men and then walking freely. He further sought the medical reports of the girl as he doubted that a girl could survive even after being raped by 13 men.

"The truth behind this so-called allegation of gang-rape must be unearthed. Is it possible that a girl, who has been gang-raped by 13 men, gets up and walks away from the spot? Now, the girl is supposedly in the hospital. So, I asked the court for allowing us to have the medical reports of the girl," said Ghosh.

SC's hearing

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court took a suo motu cognizance of the Birbhum gangrape case and issued a notice to the West Bengal government in this regard on Friday. The district judge of Birbhum has also been directed to visit the spot and file a report within a week. The court will hear the case on January 31. Earlier the local court sent the 13 accused in the gangrape case to 14 day jail custody.

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