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Siliguri: A young girl hailing from Bhutan has allegedly been raped at Jaigaon in Alipurduar district of north Bengal.

The incident occurred on Wednesday (25 April) and the accused Mani Kumar Biswakarma is still absconding.

The victim girl, who hails from Samsi in Bhutan, used to stay with her sister in a rented house at Jaigaon’s Pragatitola area. The two sisters worked for a private tour agency at Jaigaon.

On Wednesday morning, their neighbour Mani Kumar Biswakarma forayed into the rented house and allegedly raped one of the two sisters. He then left the house warning the Bhutan girls against filing a complaint with police.

But the two sisters gathered courage and lodged an FIR at Jaigaon police station later that day. Police got the victim girl undergo the mandatory medical examination and recorded her statement. Despite the accused being named in the FIR, police, however, are yet to nab him.

The additional SP of Alipurduar, Ganesh Biswas, told reporters today that the accused is suspected to have fled to Bhutan. Bengal police have are in touch with the Bhutan police to net him at the earliest, Biswas said.