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BJP MLA and former Tripura health minister Sudip Roy Barman on Saturday visited the Class IX girl who was gang-raped at Sonamura in Tripura’s Sepahijala district on Friday.

Barman, who was accompanied by two other MLAs to the GB Hospital, declared to organise a rally on January 3, 2020,  against the rising crimes against women in the state.

Asish Saha and Asish Das are the other two MLAs who accompanied Barman to the hospital.

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Later on Saturday night, the former minister in a message to the media said, “Crime against women in Tripura is increasing with every passing day.”

“Whether she is a young girl or an octogenarian, women in our society are being targeted and are becoming a victim of one crime or the other,” he added.

“It is our duty to stand united against the rising incidents of crime against women, I appeal all to join the rally on January 3 and pledge to stop crime against women,” he reiterated.

On Friday, a Class IX girl was kidnapped from near her school and gang-raped by a group of youths and then dumped near a graveyard.

In September this year, a housewife was raped and murdered at Khilpara area of Udaipur in Gomti district of the state.

Earlier this month, a minor was raped and then set on fire, creating a widespread outrage in the state.

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