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Siliguri: Police in Siliguri have arrested three minor boys for the alleged sexual abuse of an eight-year-old playmate girl of theirs.

The arrested boys are aged 8, 12, and 14 years. They were arrested today morning after the girl’s family lodged an FIR at Bhaktinagar police station yesterday evening.

Both the victim girl and the arrested boys are residents of Durganagar area in Siliguri. As complained by the girl’s family, two-three days ago the three boys took her to an abandoned house on the pretext of playing.

Since she plays with the boys routinely, the minor girl did not hesitate in accompanying the boys. But there, the trio allegedly sexually abused her. She came back home but did not disclose anything to her family.

However, yesterday afternoon the girl complained of pain in her private parts and on being quizzed by her mother narrated what the three boys had done to her. The family at once went to Bhaktinagar police station and lodged an FIR against the three minor boys.

Police acted quickly and sent the girl to the hospital for a medical examination. The test hinting at sexual abuse, the three accused boys were arrested this morning. They have been produced in the district juvenile justice board at Jalpaiguri.