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Two women of Nandigram allege rape by cops

The women file a formal complaint alleging policemen of raping them during the Nandigram violence.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2007 17:11 IST

Two women have filed a formal complaint with police alleging that some of its personnel raped them during the Nandigram violence last week, police said on Sunday.
The two women, who are under treatment at the Tamluk hospital presently, have recorded their statement before a police officer, they said.

The victims, both housewives aged 27 years and 25 years, alleged that some police personnel cornered them during the melee after the firing at Sonachura village on March 14 and raped them.

The formal complaint was filed after they narrated their ordeal before a NDA delegation led by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha LK Advani on Saturday.

The women were earlier under treatment at Nandigram block hospital but later shifted to Tamluk Hospital.

The doctors have already examined the two women and confirmed that they have some injury marks on their body.

A large number of women and children were also injured in the March 14 violence as they were among the 5,000-strong crowd that resisted police while trying to enter Nandigram.

A total of 14 persons, including two women, were killed in the police firing.

First Published: Mar 18, 2007 15:12 IST