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West Bengal has failed to prevent crimes like rape, says Governor Narayanan

Kolkata: In the wake of the gruesome gang rape of a tribal woman allegedly at the behest of a kangaroo court, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Saturday admitted that the administration has failed to prevent
IANS January 25, 2014 20:21 IST
IANS
Kolkata: In the wake of the gruesome gang rape of a tribal woman allegedly at the behest of a kangaroo court, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Saturday admitted that the administration has failed to prevent such crimes.

"The most important thing is to prevent them (rapes), but unfortunately we have not been able to," Narayanan said, reacting to the incident which has created nationwide uproar.

While the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government has been facing flak over its handling of the matter, the governor sought to defend it saying "the government has taken adequate steps".

Narayanan also reiterated his demand for inflicting "corporal punishment" on the 13 culprits now behind bars and said there was no place for kangaroo or other self-styled courts under the law.