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West Bengal: Woman who allowed her fiancé to rape and torture her minor daughter arrested

The three-year-old girl died after the man inserted seven needles in her body, damaging her vital organs.

india Updated: Jul 23, 2017 15:24 IST
Voodoo,Rape,Sexual assault
Police arrested a Woman in West Bengal’s Purulia for allegedly allowing her fiancé to rape and torture her three-year-old daughter to practice black magic. (Representative image )

Police on Saturday arrested a woman for allegedly allowing her fiancé to rape and torture her three-year-old daughter by inserting needles in her body to practice black magic.

The child died on Friday after she was made a “voodoo doll” by inserting seven needles in her body by the man, a retired home guard.

Purulia district police superintendent Joy Biswas said the mother was arrested under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 as well under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

A district court remanded her to two-day police custody.

The 62-year-old main accuse is still absconding. Police believe he is hiding somewhere in Jharkhand. A police team has been sent there,Biswas said.

The mother of the victim worked as a domestic help at the residence of the accused.

Needles were found inside the girl’s liver, urinary bladder, kidney, vagina and lower abdomen.

According to sources, the girl’s mother, after being abandoned by her husband, got involved in a relation with the retired home guard.

The Purulia-based girl was taken to the district hospital after she fell ill on July 11. After doctors there found several marks of injury on her body, she was referred to Bankura Sammilani Medical College Hospital.

From there she was sent to Kolkata’s government-run SSKM hospital where surgery was done on Wednesday and seven needles were extracted from her body.

But she eventually succumbed to her injuries around 2.40am on Friday.

First Published: Jul 23, 2017 15:23 IST