Burdwan (WB): Two more persons were arrested in the Katwa train looting and rape case, causing yet another embarrassment to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who had described the February 25 incident as "fabricated".

Nayan Seikh and Farid Seikh, accused of raping the woman when she resisted looting, were arrested on Friday night at Chouhatta village in the Labhpur police station area in neighbouring Birbhum district, they said.

Katwa SDPO Dhrubajyoti Das said that a police team from Ketugram police station picked up the duo from their residences on a tip-off.

They were produced in the Katwa chief judicial magistrate court which remanded them in 10-day police custody.

Earlier on February 26, two suspects were arrested in connection with the case and remanded to seven-day police custody by the same court.

The duo had boarded the Ahmedpur-Katwa narrow gauge passenger train posing as passengers, held the guard of the train hostage and forced the driver to stop the train near Pachundi at Katwa before committing the crimes.

Two days after the incident, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said at the state secretariat that there was no evidence of rape in the medical report of the victim and that the CPI(M) had conspired to fabricate the story.

"There was no evidence of rape in the medical report. The CPI-M has conspired to fabricate the story of rape," she had told reporters at the Writers' Buildings.

(Agencies)