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INPT alleges police atrocities and rape in Tripura district

The opposition Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura alleged the police had 'terrorised' villages in West Tripura district, with a number of residents beaten up and three girls gang-raped.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Agartala
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2004 01:25 AM IST

The opposition Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) on Thursday alleged the police had 'terrorised' villages in West Tripura district, with a number of residents beaten up and three girls gang-raped.

A police and CRPF team, led by officer-in-charge of Kalyanpur police station, raided Debatabari and Malawthwi villages on November 7 and allegedly injured 12 persons, including five women by hitting them with batons and rifle butts, INPT general secretary, Rabindra Debbarma told newspersons in Agartala.

A group of policemen also allegedly took away three girls and gang-raped them, he said.

He said the two villages did not fall under the jurisdiction of Kalyanpur police station.

An IPT delegation visited the villages on November 17.

The INPT demanded immediate arrest of the Kalyanpur OC, a judicial inquiry into the incident and compensation of Rs one lakh for each of the alleged rape victims.

Contacted police headquarters sources in Agartala said that had received no complaint of atrocities on the villages or of rape.

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