A deaf and mute girl was gangraped allegedly by three young men at a mango orchard in West Bengal’s Malda district, around 300km from Kolkata, on Saturday evening.
Police sources said the incident the girl, whose age hasn’t been revealed, had gone to the orchard in her village under Pakuria police station to fetch mangoes with her younger sister and a friend.
There they came across several young men drinking alcohol by a canal adjacent to the farm.
“A group of at least three youth pounced on the girl and her sister and tried to drag them to a secluded place. The younger girl managed to escape, but her deaf and mute sister could not,” a district police officer said.
The younger girl ran to the village and informed the people, who dashed with members of the family to the spot.
They found the girl at another mango orchard — senseless and bleeding profusely. She admitted to hospital and referred for a medical test.
The culprits have not been identified or caught yet. Police have detained a few youth for questioning.