Soldier accused of raping teen in train to be produced in Howrah court

An Indian Army personnel, who has been arrested for allegedly gangraping a 14-year-old girl on board the Howrah-Amritsar Express after forcing her to drink alcohol, will be produced before a local court in Howrah on Tuesday
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Updated on Dec 29, 2015 02:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

An Indian Army personnel, who has been arrested for allegedly gangraping a 14-year-old girl on board the Howrah-Amritsar Express after forcing her to drink alcohol, will be produced before a local court in Howrah on Tuesday.

The group of inebriated army men allegedly gangraped the girl who had boarded the Punjab-bound train at Howrah on Sunday but entered the coach reserved for army personnel by mistake.

Read more: 14-year-old gangraped by armymen on Howrah-Amritsar Express

One of the jawans got her drunk and two others then raped her when she went to the bathroom. Social workers found her unconscious on the train when it stopped in Jharkhand’s Madhupur station. The girl belongs to Kolkata.

“We have arrested one Mandreesh Tripathi who had offered liquor to the minor,” Madhupur GRP’s officer in-charge, Arjun Tiwari, said. Sources said Tripathi has confessed he forced the minor to drink.

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