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Three youths arrested on charges of rape, loot in Tiger Hill

Darjeeling : The court of the Darjeeling Chief Judicial Magistrate pronounced 14 days of judicial custody to 22-year-old Suraj Chettri and 28-year-old Sanjay Rai, while the Juvenile Justice Board sent to 14 days remand at the Korak House in Jalpaiguri an under-16 youth for raping a 21-year-old girl as well as assaulting and looting the victim and her 23-year-old boyfriend in the Tiger Hill area Saturday. Darjeeling APP Pankaj Prasad said, “The three accused were arrested last evening following a complaint filed by a resident of Lodhama stating he and the girl were confronted by the trio at Tiger Hill around three in the afternoon yesterday. According to the complaint lodged with the Jorebungalow police outpost, the girl was raped following which both the victim and her boyfriend were asked to strip and their photographs taken. The complainant further said the two of them were assaulted by the three accused and their money and mobile phones taken away.” The APP further said, “The complainant said he and his girlfriend fled from the area and sought the help of some peoples who accompanied them to the Jorebungalow police station. The two victims have been admitted to the Darjeeling Sadar Hospital.” Prasad added the next hearing is scheduled after 14 days. Rai and Chettri are from Ghoom while the juvenile is from the Darjeeling town area.
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