Kolkata: West Bengal Governor M.K Narayanan on Thursday condemned the alleged gang-rape of a tribal woman in Birbhum district, and said that the culprits should be arrested and given corporal punishment.

“We should have them arrested and give them the corporal punishment,” he told media here today.

A 20 year old tribal woman was allegedly gang-raped on Monday night on the order of the village court presided by village head, who decided to punish the girl for having an affair with a boy from a different community.

She was admitted to the Labhpur primary health centre but was later transferred to Siuri hospital.

The parents of the victim filed a complaint with the Labhpur police station, and so far five people have been arrested.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal