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Barasat: A district court in the state has sentenced two men to 20 years in jail for raping a girl three years ago.

The victim girl hails from Haroa in North 24-Parganas and used to work in a healthcare support staff at a private nursing home in Kolkata.

In the night of a September day in 2015 the 20-year-old girl alighted from a train at Haroa Road railway station and was walking towards her residence that two men pounced on her. They took her to a secluded area not very far from the railway station and raped her in turns. Hearing her screams for help, people from nearby areas rushed in and rescued her.

They also managed to nab her tormentors ~ Shyamal Sardar (30) and Tarak Sarkar (40) and handed them to the police. The victim girl lodged an FIR on 10 September 2015 and police initiated a rape case against the two arrested men who hailed from Deganga, also in the same district.

After the nearly three years hearing, Barasat District Court judge Priya Das today sentenced the two for 20 years in jail and fined Rs 25,000 each, failing to pay which they shall have to remain behind the bars for two more months.

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