Schoolgirl ‘gangraped’ on way home

Kolkata: A Class IX student was allegedly gangraped by four youths, who gagged and tied up the male friend accompanying her, at Joynagar in South 24-Parganas district on Tuesday night while she was returning home on a bicycle. On way back home, they were stopped by two youths and soon n two more youths joined them. When the girl's friend protested, the youths beat him up and gagged him. They then dragged the 15-year-old girl to a nearby field and allegedly raped her. Villagers discovered the two on Wednesday morning and informed the father of the girl. The father took the girl to Joynagar police station where an FIR was filed against the four unidentified youths. The girl has been taken for medical tests.

Panel to review progress of Sachar recommendation

Kolkata: The government on Wednesday set up a 13-member committee headed by eminent historian Hossainur Rahman to monitor the progress of schemes in implementing the recommendations made by Rajindra Sachar Committee for the uplift of Muslim community. The committee will file its report every three months. Other members of the committee include Trinamool Congress MPs Sultan Ahmed and Haji Nurul Islam, advocate Ansar Ali Mondal, former footballer Syed Nayemuddin, tennis player Akhtar Ali, and bureaucrats Khalil Ahmed, commissioner of KMC, and IPS officer Javed Shamim.

Physically challenged commits suicide 'due to work stress'

Kolkata: A physically challenged employee of Eastern Railway allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday night. Colleagues of Manju Singh Rai (50), a clerk, said she was under a lot of stress due to work pressure. Officials, however, denied the allegation. "She was given normal work that is given to any employee. There was no added pressure," said Suchitta Kumar Das, DRM.

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