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Siliguri: Police have arrested a youth in Siliguri on charges of being party to an alleged gang-rape of a vagabond girl. Two more accused are absconding.

The alleged gang-rape occurred two days ago in New Jalpaiguri police station jurisdiction in Siliguri.

Child in Need Institute (CINI), a noted non-government organisation, learned about this and rescued the girl. After medical examination, the victim has now been sheltered in a government-run destitute home in Jalpaiguri.

CINI subsequently lodged an FIR at NJP police station. After preliminary probe, the cops arrested one of the accused, Md Ansar, last night. Two companions of Ansar, who were also allegedly involved in the gang-rape, have gone hiding and police have launched a manhunt for them.