Burdwan (WB): Two persons were arrested in
connection with the rape of a woman and looting of passengers
of a local train at Katwa on February 25, police said.
Nayan Seikh and Farid Seikh, accused of raping the woman
when she resisted looting, were arrested last night at
Chouhatta village in the Labhpur police station area in
Birbhum district, they said.
Katwa SDPO Dhrubajyoti Das said that a police team from
Ketugram police station picked up the duo from their
residences on a tip-off.
The duo had boarded the Ahmedpur-Katwa narrow gauge
passenger train posing as passengers, held the guard of the
train hostage and forced the driver to stop the train near
Pachundi at Katwa before committing the crimes.
The two were produced today in the Katwa sub-divisional
Two days after the incident, West Bengal Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee had said at the state secretariat that there
was no evidence of rape in the medical report of the victim
and that the CPI(M) had conspired to fabricate the story.