Kamduni rape: One year on, protesters now pin hope on PM Modi

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Kolkata, June 7: Saturday marked the first anniversary of the gangrape and murder of a college girl in Kamduni in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) government of Mamata Banerjee promised action into the case and safety for other women of the area in the last one year but nothing has materialised.

The crime was no less horrible than the December 16 gangrape in New Delhi but yet it never got the attention it deserved. Even, all those who protested against the growing crime against women in the area were targetted as 'Maoists'. Even Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at a couple of women for raising their concern.

Representatives from the village have also met President Pranab Mukherjee seeking justice for the family of the victim.

We have high expectation from Modi, said one of the faces of the protesters

Those who have been fighting for the cause have now decided to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh demanding action into the case. Pradip Mukhopadhyay, the headmaster of Kamduni Primary School and one of the main faces involved in the protest movement, said Modi had spoken about them at a rally in Barasat before the recently concluded Lok Sabha election and hence they have high expectation from him.

Mukherjee was the teacher of the deceased when she was a schoolstudent. Mukherjee was also show-caused by the state government in connection with a students' protest march against the atrocity.

Mukherjee has sought an audience with Modi through the state BJP, it was learnt.

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